Not only was a Florida mom putting her own life in danger, as she was caught speeding at 91 mph the other day, but when the cops walked up to the vehicle they found her two toddlers sleeping and unrestrained in the car.
Last week, 25-year-old Carolyn Poitier was pulled over by deputies around 12:30 a.m. after she was doing 91 mph in a 50 mph zone on International Speedway Boulevard in DeLand, the New York Post reported. After they were able to get the woman pulled over, police walked up to the vehicle and found “two children, ages 2 and 3, were asleep without car seats in the front and back passenger seats.”
None of this seemed to phase the mother, as the police said to Poitier that if she would have crashed at the speed she was driving, she and the children likely would have been killed. No worries for Poitier, as she said “she didn’t plan on getting into a crash,” the New York Post stated. Well, does anyone plan on getting into a crash? And going 91 mph does not help her case for not getting into a crash.
Thankfully she did not crash the vehicle, as she told the deputies she was driving from Leesburg to Daytona Beach and left the children’s car seats in another vehicle at home “because she didn’t want to strap them in while they were sleeping.” Not wanting to wake the babies, but then drive them around in a vehicle going 91 mph? Poitier was not wearing a seatbelt either, officials said.
Police took photos at the scene which showed one of the children curled up in the front passenger seat and the other sleeping in the back seat. An adult arrived at the scene with car seats later on and they took Poitier’s children home, according to authorities. Officers did a search of Poitier’s car and found pills that were later identified as the narcotic painkiller Tramadol.
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Poitier was arrested and booked into the Volusia County Jail after being charged with child neglect and possession of a controlled substance, officials said. She was released less than 12 hours later after posting bonds of $5,000.