Intoxicated Mom Strikes Car at Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru With Child in Tow: Police

A Delaware County mom was arrested after she allegedly drove under the influence and crashed into another vehicle at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru with her 2-year-old child inside her car.

On Monday at 10:26 a.m., a man reported a woman in a small white car behind his at the drive-thru of the Collingdale Dunkin' Donuts on Oak Lane "kept falling asleep" at the wheel and striking his vehicle. 

When police arrived they directed the woman, later identified as 25-year-old Amber Nicole Anthony, to park her vehicle. As she exited the car, police say Anthony appeared to be very disoriented and unsteady on her feet. Officer's also reported her speech was slurred when she spoke. Anthony's child was in the backseat of the car crying. 

Officials transported the mother to Taylor Hospital. While en route, Anthony reportedly kept falling asleep. 

Police officers searched through Anthony’s car where they found her pocketbook with a wallet inside. When they opened it they found a small glass vial with several pills believed to be narcotics, police said. They also found a small amount of suspected marijuana and a glass pipe, according to investigators. Police also say Anthony had a suspended license in Pennsylvania. 

Anthony is charged with suspicion of DUI, reckless driving, careless driving, reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned Monday afternoon. 

Anthony’s child was taken to Fitz Hospital for observation. Child and Youth Services of Delaware County was notified of the incident and will assist in the investigation. 

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