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Published on April 17, 2024
Nashville Woman Arrested for DUI and Reckless Endangerment With Child in CarSource: Facebook/Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

A Nashville woman was taken into custody after she was caught driving while intoxicated with a child in the car, authorities said. The incident took place at the Highlands Apartments on Nolensville Pike, where the suspect, 28-year-old Angelina Mateo Perez-Perez, was also charged with reckless endangerment, KTVZ reported.

According to the arrest affidavit, an employee of the apartment complex initially spotted Perez-Perez consuming alcoholic beverages in the vehicle just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday. It was then that she dangerously began maneuvering the car around the parking lot, in the presence of her child, nearly striking several parked cars, WSMV detailed.

When the Metro Nashville Police Department officers responded, they discovered Perez heavily smelling of alcohol in the office with the complex employees. The mother had confessed to police that she'd been drinking since the morning, admitting to having consumed around six liquor drinks. Perez stated the reason for her to move her vehicle after imbibing was necessitated by a need to reposition in front of her building, according to the affidavit obtained by KTVZ.

Perez faced serious charges as officers noted her significant impairment by observing her unsteadiness on her feet and the potent alcohol odor. "Very unsteady on her feet," the arresting officers described Perez, as mentioned in the official report obtained from WKRN. She was charged with driving under the influence with a child, adding a grim aspect to the endangerment charge. The child with Perez at the time was not described by police in the available reports.