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September 14, 2006 permalink
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Drunk mom held
A 46-year-old Kingston woman was arrested Monday after she flew off the handle when two Children's Aid Society workers showed up at her house. Police arrived at a Cherry St. home to help the CAS workers assess two children at the residence. Upon arrival, police met the woman, who was extremely drunk and home alone with her two children, aged 5 and 8. Police arrested her for disturbing the peace and the woman spent a few hours in custody before being released.
Source: Ottawa Sun
We can't understand why the mother in this story was agitated. Normal mothers love to have Children's Aid workers help them with threats. Cops have long removed drunks from public places, but now they can arrest you for drinking in private.
What happened to the kids? Did CAS leave them home without mom? They probably are in custody now, where they will remain for a long time. Critics have speculated on how the story would sound from the mother's point of view, but since there are no names in the article, we will never know.