Published January 14, 2015
Authorities say a South Florida woman got behind the wheel of her minivan and passed out drunk, leaving her two young children to wander nearly two miles away from their home barefoot.
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies say the 3-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl were in the minivan with Brenda Lee Duclos Wednesday. Investigators say the children wandered off after a couple of hours. They were uninjured.
Deputies say Duclos was going to pick up her eldest child from school when she passed out.
She is charged with driving under the influence and child neglect. She refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. Duclos was released on bond Friday, according to the sheriff's Web site.
Duclos' husband, Joseph, said his wife "did a stupid thing."