Police: Woman arrested for driving drunk with child in the car

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence woman is facing several charges, including DUI, after being pulled over while driving her 10-year-old daughter.

According to officials, State Troopers pulled a Ford Explorer over on Gallatin Street in Providence just after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the Explorer, identified as 31-year-old Marquita Foster, told police that her Rhode Island driver’s license was currently suspended.

Officials said Foster got out of her car as troopers approached and became belligerent. After seeing that Foster was displaying signs of impairment, troopers performed a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed.

According to officials, Foster was given a breath test at the scene, which resulted in a Blood Alcohol Content reading of .209. She was placed into custody and taken to state police headquarters, where she consented to a Breathalyzer test. The test resulted in BAC readings of .186 and .171.

Police said Foster’s daughter was released into the custody of a family member.

Foster was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence – first offense, forgery and counterfeiting of registration plates, operating on a suspended license, and disorderly conduct. She was then released into the custody of her mother.

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