39-year-old mom accused of DUI after repeatedly hitting a parked car in Florida Elementary School parking lot

Drinking and Driving the Kids to School

According to police reports, Patricia Libby, a 39-year-old mom, was accused of driving under the influence after she repeatedly hit a parked car in the parking lot of a Marco Island, Florida elementary school where her kids are enrolled.

Reports state that Libby was dropping off her children for a class trip Thursday morning, when she allegedly hit a parked Smart car with her Hyundai. Libby was pulling into a parking space and then put her car into reverse when she crashed into the Smart car for the second time. Then she hit the car for a third time when she backed up again.

All this time, her children were in the car and Libby got out of the car and walked her children into the school as if nothing had happened. Her children are enrolled at the Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Marco Island.

Mortified parents who saw the scene reported it to the authorities. Police arrived at the scene and claimed that they smelled alcohol on Libby. She was arrested after she failed a field sobriety test several times.

Libby faces several charges including DUI, causing property damage and child neglect.

Author: Amir Ladan
A former assistant state attorney for Orange/Osceola Counties, Amir has handled thousands of cases and dozens of trials, ranging from DUI and traffic offenses to murder, in both adult and juvenile court.

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