Drunk mother locks herself and 10-year-old inside car with temperatures over 120 degrees
It was reported that Adriane Grace Moss, had allegedly been passed out in the front seat. She appeared to be intoxicated while getting out of the driver's seat.
A mother in Texas has been arrested after she allegedly locked herself as well as her 10-year-old son in a car that was parked outside with temperatures that day reaching more than a 100 degrees. Officers from the Lakeway Police Department got a 911 call on July 21 from a child who said he was locked up in a truck that had been turned off.
It was reported that the boy's mother, who was later identified as 34-year-old Adriane Grace Moss, had allegedly been passed out in the front seat. According to an affidavit, Moss appeared to be intoxicated while getting out of the driver's seat when the authorities arrived at the scene. The child and his mother both had "sweaty and matted hair".
The child has not been identified as of yet and he was the one who told the authorities that he woke up in the car which had already been parked at the time. The 10-year-old told the cops that he spent close to an hour in the car with the windows rolled up. The affidavit, according to KXAN, does not clarify why the child did not try to unlock the car doors himself.
This is 34-year-old Adriane Moss. Police say she refused to roll down the windows of her car while she and her 10-year-old were inside in 104-degree heat. https://t.co/5lXi6IMvFr pic.twitter.com/JRKIS3JCt5— Mark D. Wilson (@MDWilsonSA) July 23, 2018
The affidavit stated, "According to Lakeway Dispatch, the 10-year-old asked his mother to roll down the windows, while on a recorded 911 line, and she replied 'no'." When the responding officers were dispatched to the scene, the temperature was said to be around 104 degrees at the time. They got to where the truck was parked and a visibly intoxicated Moss got out of the driver's seat, she smelled like alcohol when she spoke to them.
The police said that the boy had called 911 and had said that it was hot in the truck that he seemed to be stuck in for some reason. He was then reportedly heard asking his mother to roll down the windows while he was on the line with the dispatcher but the mother told him "no".
According to reports, she ignored all the questions the officers were asking her. The affidavit states that she tried going close to the child at one point and even told him to get out of her life in front of the officers. The car's internal temperature was reported to have reached more than 120 degrees, according to the authorities, at the time of the incident.
WLTX19 reported that Moss had been arrested and was promptly sent to the Travis County Jail. She bailed out of the facility on a $15,000 bond. If the matter escalates even further, Moss may face child endangerment charges.