Child Endangerment Zoloft & Two Benzo's 2010-05-10 Montana Mother Arrested For Erratic Driving with Two Young Children in Car
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Paragraph one reads:  "A 36-year-old woman accused of endangering her children by driving under the influence of prescription drugs was charged Monday in District Court."

Last paragraph reads:  "The officers said Collier was unsteady on her feet but did not smell of alcohol. The woman looked "very sleepy," court records state. She is alleged to have admitted to taking three different prescriptions - Zoloft, Ambien and Ativan - and a cold medication before driving. She also admitted that she had been warned by her doctor of the dangers of driving while taking the prescription medications, court records state."


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Mother charged with endangering children in pickup ride

Gazette Staff | Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 12:53 pm |

A 36-year-old woman accused of endangering her children by driving under the influence of prescription drugs was charged Monday in District Court.

Victoria Marie Collier pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of criminal endangerment and a misdemeanor count of DUI at arraignment before Judge G. Todd Baugh. She was allowed to remain free without bond while her case is pending, but she was ordered not to drive.

Collier is charged for a May 5 incident in Lockwood. A Montana Highway Patrol trooper and a sheriff's deputy were sent to Casey's Corner off Johnson Lane for a report of a drunken driver. Witnesses told the officers a large pickup truck was swerving and had gone off both sides of the road and into the ditch before turning into the convenience store parking lot.

The witnesses said the woman driver pulled into a parking spot but did not stop until the truck hit the sidewalk, giving the people inside the store a scare. The witnesses, who noticed two children in the truck, called police.

The officers said Collier was unsteady on her feet but did not smell of alcohol. The woman looked "very sleepy," court records state. She is alleged to have admitted to taking three different prescriptions - Zoloft, Ambien and Ativan - and a cold medication before driving. She also admitted that she had been warned by her doctor of the dangers of driving while taking the prescription medications, court records state.

Posted in Crime-and-courts on Monday, May 10, 2010 12:53 pm Updated: 1:36 pm. |