Friday, August 27, 2010

Son Reports Mom - Drunk-Driving With Gun

The Gainesville News reports on the courageous actions of a boy who reported his mother for drunk driving while carrying a gun. Thanks Southern Beale for the link.

The son of a Gainesville woman told officers his mother was driving drunk while armed with a gun.

Deputies arrested Paula Marie Bermudez, 41, and charged her with DUI, carrying a concealed firearm and using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

Deputies said they found a semi-automatic handgun on the passenger seat of her red Toyota Highlander.

What's your opinion? Was that a courageous move on the part of the son? Isn't it true that his actions might have saved lives? Or do you think having a few drinks, driving and having a gun are not all that incompatible?

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  1. Good on the son. Drunk driving is still a serious problem in this nation. It is obvious that the drinking and driving education campaigns have influenced this kid's behavior for the better.

  2. I'm trying to figure out how she was charged with carrying a concealed firearm when FL law doesn't disallow people to have a firearm in the car, and it wasn't concealed.