A drunk woman tried to pick up children from a Kissimmee school on Monday, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said the incident was reported around 4:39 p.m. at Highlands Elementary School after a school employee said a parent waiting in her car appeared to be intoxicated.
Investigators said Thompson’s eyes were bloodshot and that they smelled alcohol on her breath.
Deputies said when the responding officer arrived at the school, he saw people surrounding Thompson’s car, physically stopping her from leaving with the children.
“When they realized that she could possibly be intoxicated, they did the right thing by notifying law enforcement and trying to get the lady to not leave the area,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Twis Lizasuian said.
She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and four counts of child neglect.
“Not only was she irresponsible, what she did was criminal and that was the reason that she was charged,” Lizasuian said.
Deputies said the Breathalyzer test revealed Thompson was three times over the legal limit.
The judge set her bond at $1,300. Thompson remained in jail Tuesday night.
If released from jail, Thompson is ordered to not drive and not drink.