Redmond Police plan to pursue charges of reckless endangerment and DUI against two women that were allegedly caught driving under the influence with children in their vehicles on Monday.
In the first incident, a 43-year-old Redmond woman was arrested after police received a call reporting an intoxicated driver in the parking lot of the Redmond Regional Library. Police say the woman was under the influence of alcohol and had a 3-year-old boy and 8-year-old boy in her vehicle. She was getting ready to leave the parking lot when she was approached by police.
In the second case, a pregnant 35-year-old Kenmore woman was arrested at around 3:20 p.m. after someone reported seeing a reckless driver who hit a curb. Police say she was under the influence of prescription drugs and had two children, ages 2 and 5, in her vehicle. She was stopped in the 12800 block of NE 85th St., just outside Redmond city limits in Kirkland.
Redmond Patch typically does not name people who have been accused of a crime until they are formally charged.
From the Redmond Police Department:
8:39 a.m., 13300 block of NE 69th Way: Redmond Police investigated a report of a fraud.
11:02 a.m., 16700 block of Cleveland St.: Gasoline was stolen from a Hopelink work truck.
11:05 a.m., 7900 block of Gilman St.: Money was reported stolen from a tip jar.
1:33 p.m., 8600 block of 160th Ave. NE: Police were notified of a possible DUI driver that was parked in a downtown parking lot with children in the vehicle. The vehicle was seen leaving the parking lot a short time later. A traffic stop was made after the vehicle committed some moving violations. There were two minor children in the vehicle. The adult female was subsequently taken into custody for investigation of driving under the influence and two counts of reckless endangerment. Charges pending.
Editor's note: This story was revised after it was first posted to note that one of the suspects was pregnant at the time of her arrest.