A Muldrow woman entered a not guilty plea March 4 after a Feb. 29 traffic stop led to her arrest for child endangerment and driving while under the influence.
Guadalupe Ibarra, 35, was stopped on U.S. Highway 64 near Paw Paw Road in Roland. A breath test showed her blood-alcohol content at 0.18, more than twice the legal limit.
According to the arrest report, on Feb. 29, an off-duty Muldrow police officer contacted the Roland Police Department about a red car that was speeding and swerving as it traveled west on Highway 64.
A Roland police officer drove to the area where the Nissan Altima had been spotted. The officer watched the vehicle traveling west on the highway and driving erratically. He then activated his emergency lights and stopped the car.
The officer interviewed Ibarra, whose young daughter was asleep in the vehicle with her. Ibarra reportedly appeared lethargic and had slurred speech. The officer also smelled the odor of alcohol on the woman, the report indicates.
When asked for her driver’s license, Ibarra gathered a stack of papers and began to search through them. She gradually stopped searching and her head fell forward as if she were asleep.
Ibarra failed several sobriety tests and she was arrested. Ibarra’s sister came and picked up the little girl.
The child endangerment charge is punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine, while the DUI charge, a misdemeanor carries a penalty of a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to one year, at least one year of supervision with periodic testing, aftercare and ignition interlock for a minimum of 90 days.
Ibarra’s next court appearance will be at 9 a.m. April 1.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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