Daughter Calls Cops on Drunk Driving Mom

Arrested on eve of tragic Taconic car crash anniversary

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    Allegedly drunken mom Jamie Hicks' booking photo.

    A mother of two children was arrested late Sunday evening after her 12-year-old daughter made a series of phone calls to 911 telling the operator that her mother was driving drunk, authorities said.

    Jamie Hicks of Islip, was driving on I-84 with her two children just southeast of Brewster, when her eldest daughter began calling the police from a cell phone. Authorities stated that the child told the dispatcher that her mother was drunk.

    The child apparently called 911 several times, before New York State Troopers from Brewster pulled over Hicks' green Buick.

    Troopers noted they had witnessed the Buick swerving into other traffic lanes at the time she was pulled over. Authorities said Hicks had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, more than twice New York States legal limit.

    The mother is being charged under New York State’s Leandra’s Law that makes it a felony to drive drunk with kids in the car.

    Hicks is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with passengers under the age of 16, a felony, and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

    She was released on $2,000 bond on Monday. She is due back in court on Aug. 17.

    The arrested happened on the evening before the one year anniversary of the Taconic Car Crash that killed Diane Schuller and six other people on July 26, 2009.