Elena Ford Arrested for DUI, Child Endangerment
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And it all would have been fine, hadn't the brand new Explorer jump a curb and travel on the median. On top of that, the SUV was traveling at 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. It was all enough to catch the eye of a local police officer, who decided to pull over the SUV.
Inside, the officer found Elena Ford, great-great-granddaughter of the founder of the first auto maker who manufactured cars for the masses, and at the same time the director of global marketing for Ford.
After seeing what the police officer told NewsTimes were “glassy and watery” eyes and a red face staring at him through the window of the car, the officer decided to give a woman a breathalyzer.
She failed it, as she had a 0.14 percent blood alcohol level, well above the 0.08 percent Michigan limit. As a result, Elena Ford was charged with DUI and child endangerment, because she was driving while intoxicated with a child in the car.
"Ms. Ford recognizes that this is a very serious matter, and she expresses her deepest apologies for the embarrassment this has caused her family and others around her," said Todd Flood, Elena Ford's attorney.
Currently, pre-trial hearing is pending. If found guilty, she may face anything from fines to jail time, although given the lack of priors, most expect to see the judge slap a fine on Elena Ford, rather than a jail sentence.
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