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Mother arrested for driving drunk with two young children in car

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Amanda M. Peterson (Source: LMDC) Amanda M. Peterson (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A drunk driver who weaved in an out of traffic Sunday night, nearly causing numerous traffic accidents had her two young children in the backseat, according to Louisville Metro Police.

Amanda M. Peterson, 32, was spotted weaving between the fast and slow lanes of northbound Taylorsville Road, failing to use turn signals, cutting off other drivers and making other drivers slam on their brakes to avoid being hit, police said. The incident happened around 6:50 p.m. Sunday.

Peterson was pulled over at Taylorsville and Valletta Roads. Police said she had an odor of alcohol on her breath and admitted drinking shots of whiskey before getting behind the wheel of the car.

The arresting officer said Peterson's two children, ages 2 and 9, were in the backseat of the car and that Peterson put their lives in extreme danger.

Peterson blew a 0.127 during a breathalyzer test, according to her arrest report.

Police said Peterson was driving with a license that was suspended following a previous DUI.

She is facing numerous charges including first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and careless driving.

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