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You May Have an Alcohol Problem If (Another in a Long Series)

After April R. King spent 54 days in rehab, her husband had a Breathalyzer interlock device installed on her car so she couldn’t drive while intoxicated. King, 35, simply left the car running when she went into a bar in Apopka, Fla., to get drunk, witnesses say. Police were called because she left her two children, aged 2 and 4, in the running car. When officers arrived, King shut the car off — and the 4-year-old promptly jumped forward, grabbed the Breathalyzer, and started to blow into it for her. King was arrested and charged with child neglect. (RC/Orlando Sentinel) ...Starting the car for her is a perfect beginning, since within a year or two she’ll be wanting him to drive.
Original Publication Date: 16 August 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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