Lisset Llauro, a Pembroke Pines, Florida mother, was arrested Monday after she was accused of driving to an elementary school to pick up her child while under the influence of alcohol, news sources report. Llauro, 39, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of driving under the influence. A county judge released her from custody on her own recognizance. Reports did not say whether Llauro had hired a lawyer.
According to reports, Llauro is the mother of three children between the ages of 6 and 14. In court after her arrest, a county judge reportedly said, "It looks like you're picking up your kids while you're impaired by something and that's very concerning." The judge said that the Department of Children and Families would be involved in the case, and that Llauro had to take random alcohol and drug tests, according to the press.
Sources say the incident occurred around 2:40 Monday afternoon at Silver Lakes Elementary School on Southwest 173rd Avenue. Llauro's 2010 Mercedes-Benz allegedly drove over plastic lane markers and almost crashed into another vehicle. An officer pulled Llauro over and spoke with her; he allegedly noted that she showed signs of impairment, including slurred speech, disorientation, and the inability to stand up straight, reports say.
Llauro reportedly said that she was not sure why she had gone over the car lane markers. She also indicated that she had not taken medication or had any alcoholic beverages, sources indicate. The officer had Llauro conduct a roadside sobriety test, including balance tests and a coordination test involving touching one's nose with a finger. Llauro was unable to put her finger to her nose, had trouble standing up straight, and had difficulties standing on one foot, sources allege.
The officer put Llauro in the back of his cruiser, at which point "the odor of an alcoholic beverage was clearly evident emanating from her person," a police report apparently said. She was then taken to jail. It is unclear who picked her child up from school.
Llauro was not the only South Florida mother arrested this past week. On Tuesday, Boynton Beach mother Kathy Reed was arrested after her almost two-year-old son was discovered alone in a street near his home in the wee hours of the morning, sources report. Reed, 24, was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of child neglect. It is unclear whether she was granted bail or enlisted legal representation.
The child apparently escaped from his some sometime in the early morning hours on Tuesday. Reed said she locked the doors to her apartment before going to sleep at around 3 a.m. and had no clue as to how the child escaped, sources indicate. At around 6 a.m., a fire rescue lieutenant on his way to work reportedly spotted the victim meandering on Congress Avenue at Gateway Boulevard.
Police collected the child and identified the mother after displaying his picture on TV. Reed was later found sleeping in her apartment, sources say. The DCF is currently investigating the case.