A Minnesota woman is accused of drunk driving as her eight-year-old daughter was clinging to the outside of her car.
According to the police, the little girl grabbed hold of the car to prevent 46-year-old Rena Mae Giancherio from leaving, however her mother just kept driving.
Giancherio had been seen leaving her home in Farmington, Minnesota, by a 16-year-old neighbor, whose mother called the police. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. A mug shot of Rena Giancherio, 46, who allegedly drove from her home with her daughter on the car.
Police said that when they pulled Giancherio over, she was almost four times above the legal drinking limit, adding that she was on her way to the liquor store to get even more alcohol.
When her young daughter pleaded with her not to drive, she shifted the car into reverse, police said.
Speaking to KARE, the neighbor, Terry Heller, 16, said that the girl was trying to stop her mother from driving and was clinging on to a door handle as she drove off.
2. Neighbor Terry Heller, 16, told cops he saw the little girl fall from the car halfway down the street.
3. Terry’s mom Corrine Reilly dialed 911, despite the eight-year-old girl asking her not to make the call.
Giancherio’ daughter told the officers that she was trying to get into the car, but her mother had locked the doors.
Police said that when they pulled Giancherio over, she at first denied that her daughter fell from the vehicle.
However, she made no sense when she spoke and failed a preliminary breath test, police added.
Giancherio has now been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation, child endangerment and third-degree DWI, police said.
4. A Minnesota mom drives drunk with her daughter clinging to the car.
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