Police: Drunk driver picked up child from school in Riverside

SHARE Police: Drunk driver picked up child from school in Riverside
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Vladka Linda Sova | Riverside police

A woman who was driving drunk picked up a child at a school in west suburban Riverside on Wednesday.

Officers were called to check on an intoxicated driver at 3:27 p.m. who picked up a child from Hauser Central School, 61 Woodside Road, according to Riverside police. An officer made contact with the driver in a bank parking lot about two blocks away from the school and approached her vehicle.

The officer reported smelling alcohol coming from the vehicle and the driver failed field sobriety tests, police said. A 13-year-old child was found riding in the rear seat.

Vladka Linda Sova, 52, of the 4500 block of Elm Avenue in Brookfield was charged with a felony count of drunk driving and a misdemeanor count of drunk driving, police said. She was determined to have a blood alcohol level of 0.26 with a portable breath test.

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