Weston woman cited for DWI with her child in vehicle

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman for allegedly driving while intoxicated with her child in the car back in October.

According to court documents, authorities responded to the site of a rollover accident just after midnight on Sunday, Oct. 16 near the intersection of Wilkerson Road and Highway 273 in rural Platte County. They located a gray four-door sedan on its roof on the west side of Highway 273 with people standing around the vehicle. 

Megan Warren

Megan Warren

Paramedics were on scene speaking with the driver, 26- year-old Megan Warner of Weston, Mo. and her son. The age of Warner’s son was not indicated in court documents.

Warner told deputies that her and her son were wearing their seat belts and were uninjured. While paramedics evaluated Warner and her son, a bystander offhandedly told deputies that they believed Warner had been drinking at the time of the crash.

A deputy approached Warner and asked her about the crash.

According to court documents, Warner said her son was hungry and wanted McDonald’s so she decided to drive him to the Platte City location. She said during the drive a raccoon or opossum ran in front of the car, causing her to swerve and crash.

When asked how much she had been drinking, Warner allegedly told the deputy that she had four Bud Light Platinums at approximately 7 p.m. and had stopped about three hours before the accident. According to court documents, deputies could smell the odor of alcohol coming from Warner.

Warner provided a breath sample that indicated a 0.203 alcohol level — about 2½ times over the legal limit. 

Deputies arrested Warner and took her to the Platte County Detention Center for field sobriety tests, which she allegedly failed. While being questioned further, Warner allegedly admitted to drinking six beers starting at about 3 p.m. and when asked what time she had stopped drinking, Warner stated “I didn’t,” according to court documents.

Warner was charged with three misdemeanors early last week in connection with the crash — driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident.