ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) - A woman arrested on a drunken driving charge while her grandchildren were in the car was also in possession of methamphetamine, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Wednesday.
Round Rock police stopped Janice Marie Mitchell, 50, Monday evening in front of Stony Point High School after noticing she made a "wide right turn," the affidavit said
After the stop, the officer said Mitchell's eyes were bloodshot and that she appeared confused.
Mitchell reportedly allowed the officer to search her car, which is when the officer allegedly found a black bag under the passenger seat containing a business card holder. Inside was a folded sheet of paper containing white crystals, which later tested positive as methamphetamine, the document says.
A drug-recognition expert determined Mitchell was intoxicated on a stimulant. She was charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger and with possession of a controlled substance that police call a stimulant to the central nervous system.
The children in the car with Mitchell were both under 15. According to the Texas Penal Code, someone convicted of DWI with a child under 15 in the car can be sent to state jail.
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