Sunita Jairam is both a mother and a nurse.
According to WKYT, Jairam was arrested for driving under the influence on January 13 after police pulled her over for speeding.
As the report states, while talking with the officers, Jairam allegedly admitted to drinking all day long and having “a lot of beer.” She even admitted to reaching speeds of up to 150 miles-per-hour at one point.
She also allegedly explained why she made the decision to drink and drive. As WKYT reports, she did it for her son:
She “drank a lot of beer and got in her car to drive to teach her son a lesson.”
Her son, whose age was not immediately known, was in the car with his mom at the time she was pulled over.
According to WKYT, the boy told police that he tried to get out of the 2014 BMW X1 multiple times but couldn’t.
Jairam’s son explained that he wanted to get out of the car “because of his mother’s driving, but was unable to because the door was locked.”
The exact lesson the mom was reportedly trying to teach her son remains unknown. Luckily, however, her son was not physically hurt in the process.
Officer said they could smell the alcohol on the 48-year-old’s breath.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Jairam’s blood-alcohol level was .161. She was arrested at 12:51 a.m. on January 13 and charged with drunken driving and endangering the welfare of a minor.
According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, every day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 2800 are arrested:
In 2017, a total of 1,147 children 14 and younger were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those 1,147 fatalities, 220 (19%) occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes.
In the past, Jairam has been charged with public intoxication and speeding.
Jairam’s first court date is set for Monday. It’s unclear if Jairam is married or who is caring for her son at this time.