CYF looking into drink-drive mum

KIRSTY MCMURRAY
Last updated 05:00 11/12/2012

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Child, Youth and Family has contacted police about a young Taranaki mother who was caught driving drunk with her children in the car.

However, a CYF spokesman would not say whether the 22-year-old woman was being investigated.

About 2am on Saturday the woman, a disqualified driver in a car lacking a registration and warrant of fitness, was pulled over in Oakura with her 2-year-old daughter sitting unrestrained in the front seat and her 5-month-old baby in the back.

She had a breath alcohol level of 528 micrograms - the legal limit is 400mcg.

Tania Harris, Child, Youth and Family central regional director, said the organisation responded to any report of concern about children from police or a member of the public.

"Our first step in responding to a report of concern would be to assess the safety of the children and determine what further action is needed."

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