Around the country, children are protecting themselves by calling police when their parents are drinking and driving.
Police were waiting for Mendoza when she drove up to her home. Court documents state that her breath test results showed a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.258 percent, more than 3 times the legal limit for DUI in Utah.
This was Mendoza’s fifth arrest for DUI since 2001. A neighbor said she has helped the daughter several times: “I talked to the little girl quite often. She’s asked for help once in a while. I’ve given her rides a couple of times, just to where her mom works.”