Eunice Woman Faces DWI, Child Endangerment Charges
A Eunice mother, who was already facing charges of DWI, is facing two additional charges of child endangerment after her arrest Thursday.
Deputy Chief Varden Guillory with the Eunice Police Department says Amanda Faulkner was pulled over Thursday night and given a field sobriety test. When she was taken back to the police department for further testing, Guillory says they discovered her blood alcohol level was at .157 percent.
Early the following morning, Guillory says officers overheard a telephone conversation between Faulkner and her husband in which she said their two children were alone at home.
"Officers overheard this conversation and responded to her residence and found the door unsecured and entered," Guillory says.
Inside, officers found the couple's 1-year-old and 7-year-old sleeping alone. Guillory says the two kids were given to "responsible parties" and an investigation involving Louisiana Child Protective Services and Eunice Police was started.
Faulkner is being held in the Eunice City Jail on a $7,381 bond. She faces two additional counts of child endangerment.