It's not just her own children she's endangering, she's endangering every other person in her path whether it be other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists etc. Driving while buzzed is still driving while impaired. I am married to a (sober for the past 18mos) alcoholic who thankfully in all his years of driving "buzzed" and drunk, never harmed himself or anyone else. The DUII he got 18mos ago was the best thing that ever happened to him and to our family. Given the husband's background with alcoholism, talking to him is a good start but if you ever have good reason to suspect that she's driving drunk again, with or without her children, you need to call the police. There is simply no graceful way to deal with something like this. I'm sure that in the long run you would rather she and her family suffer some embarrassment than that she and her family suffer the consequences of her harming herself, her children, or some other innocent person who has the misfortune to be in her path.
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2/3/12 at 11:50am