Woman arrested after crash on complaints of DUI, having unrestrained child in car
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A Tulsa woman was taken into custody early Tuesday on allegations that she struck two parked cars while driving under the influence with her young daughter inside.
Brytne Elaine Downing, 23, was arrested on complaints that included driving under the influence of drugs, no driver's license and no child restraint, jail records show.
Police were called to the 200 block of East 51st Place North about 3:25 a.m. in response to a report that two vehicles were struck while parked in a driveway, an arrest report said.
Residents told police that they saw Downing sitting in her vehicle near the driveway with her 4-year-old daughter, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time, the report said.
Officers at the scene said Downing indicated that she had been driving while impaired and could not stand without support, the report said. Police also noted she had slurred speech and was unable to complete a field sobriety test.
An open container of beer was discovered in the vehicle, police said.
The arresting officer wrote that Downing said: "I know I'm not drunk. I took some Xanax for anxiety" shortly before agreeing to take a breathalyser test.
"She continued to show extreme signs of being under the influence," the report said.
Downing's blood alcohol concentration was a 0.02, and she appeared to have trouble staying awake, according to the report.
She is being held in the Tulsa Jail in lieu of $1,750 bond.
Brytne Elaine Downing