by: Amy Clancy Updated:
SEATTLE - A Seattle mother spent a night behind bars after being arrested for driving under the influence with her toddler son in the vehicle.
Angela Waldo, 34, of North Seattle was handcuffed in the 7-Eleven parking lot on North 125th Street in Seattle just after 9:30 p.m. Monday night. According to police documents obtained by KIRO 7, Waldo backed her Ford truck into a parked van. Det. Jeff Kappel of the Seattle Police Department said, "She accelerated backward, collided into the side of a van and caused extensive damage to the van."
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Waldo "unsteady on her feet, staggering and swaying." Kappel said Waldo was too impaired to even finish field-sobriety tests. On the floor of Waldo's truck, investigators reportedly found two new bottles of prescription medications, both filled on Monday. The police report reveals multiple pills were missing. According to Kappel, "Her 2-year-old child was in the truck with her in some type of child seat, but that was not properly or securely fastened."
Waldo was arrested for child endangerment, driving under the influence and negligent driving and was booked into the King County Jail early Tuesday morning. But KIRO 7 has learned Waldo was also arrested for driving under the influence, negligent driving and hit and run back in 2010.
Waldo is now out of jail but faces possible criminal charges on her new arrest.