A 12-year-old Ohio boy found himself in an awkward situation when he called 911 to report his own mother was driving drunk.
“My mom’s really drunk,” said the 12-year-old son of Tanisha O. Robinson in a recording. The boy said they were in a white car, along with Robinson’s younger children, aged 2 and 8. He then tried to explain to dispatchers their exact location before the call was disconnected.
According to Cleveland.com, police stopped Robinson’s car and found her confused and disoriented. The children, who were all properly secured and were not injured, reported she had been “drinking clear liquids” while she was driving. Robinson reportedly admitted she was drinking Vodka at a graduation party that same day.
Robinson pleaded no contest and Lakewood Municipal Court Judge Patrick Carroll found her guilty of child endangerment, with a pre-sentencing conference set for Monday morning.
Robinson was also found guilty of driving under suspension and expired plates on May 31, and was ordered to pay a fine of $295. The charge comes in addition to four prior driving under suspension convictions.
According to the CDC, nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States in 2014 were caused by alcohol-impaired driving.