Mother Accused Of Passing Out In Car With Child In Backseat

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UPDATED: Tuesday May 20, 2014 6:25 PM

Police say they caught a mother drunk behind the wheel with her 6-year-old daughter along for the ride.

Detectives say Sarah Martin, 31 of Worthington slurred her words, had a strong odor of alcohol and blood shot glassy eyes when they arrested her for OVI and Child Endangering.

Police say she was passed out in her parked car along Pinecrest Drive in Delaware around 11:30 Saturday night.

The car was running and her child was sitting in the backseat.

According to police, a pool of vomit was discovered next to her car.

Residents called police expressing concerns because she was slumped over.

"I think the person in the car is leaning against the driver's door, like I don't know if they're unconscious," the caller told police.

Martin's daughter was not injured and released to her grandfather. Martin is out of jail and will have a plea hearing on June 2 in Delaware County Municipal Court.

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