Massillon boy turns in mom for drunk driving

5:37 AM, Jun 21, 2007   |    comments
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The alleged incident happened Monday night. Police say, 43-year old Janel Vitrano of Massillon was driving west on Fulton Drive when her oldest son asked her to pull over after noticing her erratic driving. The teen told police his mother had consumed several glasses of wine. The boy used the cell phone to call police and convinced his mother to pull over. When officers arrived they say they noticed Vitrano had red, glassy eyes, poor balance, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol on her breath. Police say Vitrano submitted to and failed field sobriety tests. Police say Vitrano had a blood alcohol content of .213 obtained from a blood-alcohol breathalyzer test. The legal limit is .08 in Ohio. Police say along with her 14-year-old son, Vitrano had three other children in the car with her, ages 3, 9, and 12. She was arrested and charged with four counts of endangering children in a motor vehicle while intoxicated and one count of driving under the influence, all misdemeanors. Vitrano pleaded innocent to the charges in court on Tuesday. Her pretrial hearing is scheduled for July 3.


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