Drunk Mom Found Passed Out in Car With 3 Kids in Backseat: Police

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    A 45-year-old Brookfield woman is facing charges after officers found her passed out in her car, slumped over the steering wheel, with her three children in the backseat, according to police.

    Emily Wild was taken into custody shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday after authorities found her in a black BMW parked in the middle of Signal Hill Road in Brookfield, its engine still running, police said.

    Wild's three children – ages 3, 9 and 12 – were in the car the with her, according to police.

    Officers at the scene couldn't wake Wild and suspected she was intoxicated. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken into police custody, according to police.

    She was charged with driving under the influence and three counts of risk of injury to a minor.

    Wild was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 4 and was taken to Danbury Hospital for treatment.

    Police said a relative arrived to pick up the children. The Department of Children and Families was notified of the arrest.