Woman Arrested for Driving Under the Influence With a Toddler in the Car
At around 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, a Missoula police officer observed a vehicle swerving in and out of traffic lanes near Madison and Broadway. The officer followed the vehicle as it drove onto and over the Madison Street Bridge, drifting to the right side of the lane and then jerking the wheel to correct back into the lane. According to Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh, the officer stopped the vehicle at Arthur and Eddy.
“An officer made contact with the driver who was identified as 28-year-old Amanda Deck,” Welsh said. “The officer made observations that caused him to believe that Deck may have been under the influence of some type of intoxicant. He also noticed that there were two other individuals in the vehicle and a small child. Deck was subsequently arrested for DUI and criminal child endangerment. Deck was also cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license and failure to maintain a single lane of travel.”
According to court documents, Deck admitted to having been a heroin user previously, but claimed she had not used in some time. She later admitted having used heroin 40 minutes before she was stopped, then back-tracked and claimed that she shoots up with water and had used an old syringe that “must have had heroin” still in it. Deck said she could not see well when driving and that oncoming traffic was hard to see.
Deck is currently being charged with felony criminal endangerment, misdemeanor DUI, and driving with a suspended license.