A Shelby Township woman accused of driving drunk with her 11-year-old child in the vehicle is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a probable cause hearing.
Police say during her arrest, she was uncooperative and an officer had to use a stun gun to make her comply with his commands.
April Mitchell, 50, faces several charges, including child endangerment, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting arrest, according to court records. If convicted, she faces up to a year in prison for the drunken driving and child endangerment charges.
Officials with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office say a deputy was dispatched to a restaurant near 26 Mile and Van Dyke in Washington Township about 7 p.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 call about an intoxicated woman about to drive off in a red sport utility vehicle.
As he arrived, the deputy saw a red 2003 Ford Explorer leaving the restaurant’s parking lot. Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver. An 11-year-old child was sitting in the front passenger seat, authorities said.
After the driver failed some field sobriety tests, the deputy informed her she was under arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to officials.
The woman became uncooperative and the deputy had to use a stun gun on her twice to take her into custody, the sheriff’s office said.
Once at the Macomb County Jail, police administered a Breathalyzer test that showed her blood-alcohol level was 0.19 percent, or more than twice the legal limit, officials said.
Mitchell was arraigned on the charges at the 42nd District Court in Romeo and released on a $5,000 bond.