A 35-year-old woman was so drunk when she went to pick up her daughters at school Monday that she fell in the street as she tried to get in her car, leaving the girls — ages 4 and 5 — alone by the side of the road near traffic, an arrest report shows.
Lindsey Scanlon was arrested and charged with two counts of child neglect without great harm after an employee at Lourdes Academy on North Halifax Drive called the Department of Children & Families, the report shows. Scanlon showed up at the school after 6:30 p.m. slurring her speech and having difficulty walking, the report shows. A school official called DCF because there is an open case on Scanlon with the state agency, the report shows.
When DCF worker Shawn Gillard arrived at the school, she saw Scanlon’s children on the side of the road in the dark attempting to help their mother get up, the report shows. But because the children are so small, they could not lift the 100-pound Scanlon, the report states. Gillard told police that the youngsters were standing less than 5 feet from the road, which had “heavy flowing traffic.”
Scanlon had a 2010 conviction for reckless driving, court records show. She is in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail.