A mother is facing driving while impaired charges after she reportedly picked up her two children from a Johnston County elementary school while drunk. She is also accused of nearly striking a teacher with her vehicle as she was leaving.
The incident happened at Princeton Elementary School last Tuesday, November 21st.
Princeton Police said they received a call from administrators at Princeton Elementary around 3:40pm that day reporting a possible impaired driver. Police said school officials told them the mother, Janna Davenport of Princeton, “exhibited concerning behaviors such as slurred speech, incoherent statements, and almost striking a teacher in the carpool line with her vehicle.”
Police also confirmed Davenport had picked up her two biological children from school and had left with them in her car.
Princeton Police and Wayne County deputies located Davenport’s vehicle in the driveway of a home on Luby Smith Road in the edge of Wayne County a short time later.
Davenport was charged by officers with driving while impaired. She reportedly registered 0.15 on the Breathalyzer, nearly double the legal limit of 0.08.
A police spokesperson told WTSB News that Princeton Elementary school officials did not attempt to stop Davenport from leaving campus because “they were not 100 percent sure she was under the influence.”
The 41 year-old mother was released on her own recognizance pending a February 16, 2018 court appearance.