|Updated: 4/11/2013 9:19 am
||Published: 4/10/2013 3:48 pm
Jenks police arrested a Broken Arrow woman for allegedly driving under the influence with two young children in the car.
Police responded to a single car crash near 10600 S. Elwood just after 3 on Monday afternoon.
According to the police report the officer found the driver of the car, Kendra Muilenburg, sitting the bumper of a fire truck. There was a three-year old and two-year old that had also been in the car at the time of the crash. One was Muilenburg’s child, the other was a child she was babysitting.
Muilenburg told police she was on her way to pick up another child from pre-K.
Police say Muilenburg was slow to respond and had red eyes and the odor of alcohol on her. According to the report Muilenburg told them someone ‘ran her off the road,’ they also say she admitted she had been drinking.
The officer performed a Horizontal Gaze Test and found Muilenburg had 5 of 6 indicators of being intoxicated, the officer also observed she was unsteady on her feet. After telling Muilenburg she was under arrest the officer read the imply to consent test and she agreed to take a blood alcohol content test. Officers say she recorded a .25 BAC.
On Wednesday, FOX23 tried to speak with Muilenburg's husband about how this could happen at the church where he's a youth pastor and at their home in Broken Arrow, but no one answered.
Liz Pirtle is the Tulsa team leader for SeekingSitters.
SeekingSitters help parents find reputable babysitters. They have nothing to do with this case, but say it is a lesson for parents.
“If you're not doing your homework, you could run into something like this,” Pirtle said.
Even though Muilenburg has a clean record according to Oklahoma courts, Pirtle would still want to know more if she was hiring her.
“We do an in person interview with each of our sitters, we ask them pointed questions about their child care experiences and their work history, we do reference screenings,” she said.
She says if you don't, the results can be very upsetting.
“You have to dig. You have to make sure you're checking everything.”
Muilenburg faces one charge of DUI and once charge of child endangerment.