Everett, WA- A two year-old boy was hospitalized after police discovered his mother was smoking heroin in their car and suspected the boy might be high.
Police pulled over Camie Bena, 22, on March 22 in Everett, Washington. Officers were in the process of arresting Bena’s boyfriend for an outstanding warrant and other charges when they noticed a loaded needle and other heroin paraphernalia in her purse.
The officers were concerned about the boy and believed he may have been high off the heroin his mother was smoking in the car. They also noted that Bena did not seem troubled about her son’s possible intoxication.
Bena was arrested for reckless endangerment and possession of heroin. She has been in trouble before and was previously charged with DUI in a separate incident. In the previous incident Bena was high on marijuana and PCP when she crashed into a ditch.
Whether a person is drunk or high on a controlled substance the can be charged with DUI or DWI. Such a charge needs to be taken seriously, and the accused are urged to hire an Everett, Washington drunk driving lawyer to help them with their impending case.
Laws regarding intoxicated driving often have severe penalties and while some people, such as Bena deserve to be given tough penalties. But others faced with this charge may be first offenders and may be granted some leniency if they hire an Everett, Washington drunk driving lawyer.
An Everett, Washington drunk driving lawyer will use their skills to lessen the impact a DUI has on a person’s life.