ENID, Okla. — A 33-year-old Waukomis woman was charged this week with felony child endangerment by DUI after being stopped by Enid police last week.
Kara Marie Milacek also was charged this week with misdemeanor counts of aggravated DUI and transporting an open container.
Online court records show Milacek appeared Wednesday in court for arraignment on the charges free on a $2,500 recognizance bond. She was ordered to return to court Aug. 13 for a bond appearance.
According to an affidavit filed in the case, when Milacek took two breath tests at the Garfield County jail her blood-alcohol concentration was 0.25 and 0.23, both more than double the legal threshold for DUI.
About 10:10 p.m. July 5, Enid Police Department Officers Robert McFadden and Christian Gunning responded to a call of a possible drunk driver in the area of Van Buren and Purdue.
McFadden located the reported vehicle in the 1000 block of North Van Buren, began following it and observed its driving, according to the affidavit. The vehicle drifted toward the edges of the lane and then jerked back to the center of the lane. The vehicle also crossed the centerline while McFadden was following.
McFadden noted the silver Ford Focus would also brake and suddenly accelerate "over and over again," according to the affidavit. The vehicle's tag was reported expired June 30, 2018. McFadden stopped the Ford in the 1000 block of West Oklahoma.
McFadden spoke with the driver, Milacek, and she apologized for the tag being expired, according to the affidavit. McFadden noted he could smell an odor of intoxicating beverage coming from the vehicle. He also noted Milacek had slurred speech and red, watery eyes.
McFadden asked Milacek for her driver's license and insurance. Milacek gave him her license but had to be reminded he needed her proof of insurance. Milacek then handed McFadden an expired insurance card.
Milacek was asked to step out of the vehicle. She stumbled a bit while walking and had to catch herself on the car, according to the affidavit. McFadden asked Milacek if she had been drinking, and she said she had not.
Gunning spoke with Milacek as McFadden ran her license and checked for warrants for her arrest, according to the affidavit. McFadden overheard Milacek tell Gunning she had two beers earlier in the day but stopped drinking at about 3:30 p.m. When McFadden spoke with Milacek, she told him she had three or four beers at about 4 p.m. that day.
McFadden performed three field-sobriety tests with Milacek, each of which showed indications of intoxication, according to the affidavit.
Gunning asked Milacek about the open beer cans in the car, and Milacek admitted to drinking beer in the vehicle, according to the affidavit. Milacek said she had been going from Waukomis to Medford to get a puppy with her 11-year-old and 6-year-old children.
McFadden told Milacek she was being placed under arrest. He transported her to Garfield County Detention Facility where the two breath tests were performed, according to the affidavit. Gunning contacted Milacek's husband, who picked up the children.
The child endangerment charge is punishable by up to four years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $5,000. The DUI charge is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for 10 days to a year, at least one year supervision with periodic testing, aftercare and ignition interlock for at least 90 days.