Woman forces her young children to blow into anti-drunk driving device so she could drive drunkBy Mason White 4:12 PM June 14, 2016
|Kayla Kathleen Martin-Weliwita|
By: Feng Qian
A woman was arrested on a charge of child neglect after allegedly forcing her children to blow into an anti-drunk driving device in her car so she should be able to drive while under the influence of alcohol, according to police in Oklahoma.
Owasso police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Kayla Kathleen Martin-Weliwita, after being accused of being drunk in public and asking others to unlock her car by blowing into the ignition interlock system outside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.
Martin-Weliwita was charged with child neglect, child abuse and public intoxication. She was booked into the Tulsa Jail, and her bail was set at $100,100.
According to the police investigation, Martin-Weliwita forced her 13-year-old and 9-year-old daughters to blow into the ignition-interlock system because she was too intoxicated to override the device and start her car.
Employees of the Buffalo Wild Wings called police around 12:00 a.m., after seeing the woman fighting with her daughter in the parking lot.
When the officers spoke with Martin-Weliwita, she smelled of alcohol. She told police that she was fighting with her daughter because her child was trying to flee.
She also admitted to drinking a Smirnoff. The woman’s daughters told police that their mother forced the to blow into the ignition-interlock device.
A manager at the restaurant told police that Martin-Weliwita had also asked servers to blow into the device.