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Drunk mother caught driving car and breastfeeding her child

By Mason White 1:52 PM May 14, 2015
Cateria Thomas 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested on charges of drunk driving after allegedly being caught driving drunk and breastfeeding her child, police in Florida said.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 33-year-old Cateria Thomas, after being caught driving drunk with four young children in her car.

Thomas was breastfeeding her 2-month-old child just before she failed sobriety tests. This happened early on Tuesday morning in the 1800 block of State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach.

Officers originally pulled over Thomas for altered temporary tags and a child without restraints. Thomas had red watery eyes and her speech was slow and slurred.

In the back seat were her three children aged 1, 3, and 4. In the passenger seat, officers noticed a full can of gasoline. Thomas admitted to having four burgers with whiskey.

The Department of Children and Families is doing background checks on relatives to find a place for the children.

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