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Pothead Social Worker
Drunk Foster Mom
October 1, 2011 permalink
New York social worker Renee Pearson was caught driving under the influence of marijuana and in possession of ecstasy. And in a second enclosed article, Pennsylvania foster mother Catarina Jean Delgiacco has upstaged Canadian Cynthia Racine by driving drunk with five foster children in her car.
Social Worker in Drug Bust on Southern State
Cops say Amityville woman had marijuana and ecstasy.
A Nassau County social worker faces drug charges after she was arrested on drug charges on the Southenr State Parkway near North Massapequa Friday morning, state police said.
A trooper stopped a gray Nissan driven by Renee Pearson, 32, of Amityville, who was driving west on the parkway because she was allegedly speeding.
When he approached the car he could smell the odor of marijuanna, police said.
Police found several bags of pot and 12 green tablets which officers believed to be ecstacy.
Pearson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. marijuanna possession and traffic violations.
Source: Massapequa Patch
Plum foster mom to go to trial on DUI charge
An Allegheny County woman accused last summer of driving under the influence on Interstate 70 with five foster children in her vehicle waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Monday.
Catarina Jean Delgiacco of Holiday Park Drive, Plum, will stand trial in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court on charges filed by Rostraver Police of driving under the influence of alcohol, five counts of reckless endangerment, five counts of endangering the welfare of children and failing to use proper restraint systems.
Delgiacco was charged after a traffic stop at 2:08 a.m. July 15. Police said the woman had been celebrating her 60th birthday two hours earlier with family members in the Mon Valley.
Police Officer Joseph D. Spinola wrote in an affidavit of probable cause that he saw Delgiacco's 2008 GMC Yukon driving erratically -- crossing the white fog lines and nearly hitting a concrete barrier as she drove east near the Arnold City exit.
When Spinola pulled Delgiacco's car over, he noticed a strong odor of alcohol and that her speech was slurred, according to the affidavit filed before West Newton District Judge Charles Christner. In the rear seat, Spinola said, were five young children who he later determined were between ages 2 and 10.
The two youngest passengers, age 2 and 5, wore seat belts but were not properly restrained in car seats as required by state law, according to police.
Spinola said Delgiacco failed three field sobriety tests at the scene.
The children were released to family members. Delgiacco was taken to Mon Valley Hospital in Carroll Township, Washington County, to have blood drawn. Police reported a portable alcohol breath device indicated her blood-alcohol content was 0.16 percent, or twice the legal limit, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Delgiacco's status with the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau as a foster parent in light of the arrest could not be determined yesterday afternoon.
She was ordered to appear Nov. 16 before Judge Debra Pezze for formal arraignment. She remains free on recognizance bond.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review