A New Mexico mother with three children in the car recently faced her third arrest for impaired driving – this time after having one of the children blow into an ignition interlock device so she could start the vehicle, according to a report.
The suspect, identified as Dailene Lujan, 25, of Isleta Pueblo, was traveling with a younger sister plus a toddler and an infant – when she was confronted at a gas station in January after New Mexico State Police received a call about a drunken driver, FOX station KRQE-TV of Albuquerque reported.
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The responding troopers learned during their investigation that Lujan had instructed an 11-year-old child to blow into the interlock device so the vehicle could start, the report said.
The device was installed in Lujan’s vehicle after a previous DUI arrest in February 2019 in which Lujan was pulled over for traveling at about 117 miles per hour, according to KRQE.
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Lujan had pleaded guilty to an earlier DUI chase in 2016, the report said. She is awaiting further court action on the two more recent cases, the report said.