36-year-old grandma arrested for DUI, had 2-year-old with her


OKLAHOMA CITY — After a night of partying, a grandmother is arrested for driving under the influence while her two-year-old grandchild is in the back seat.

Oklahoma City Police said Bianca Battle, was driving so slow she was a hazard on the road. She was pulled over near 2nd Street and MacArthur Wednesday morning. Officers said she failed a few field sobriety tests.

She told police she took three Xanax for pain. Investigators said her two-year-old granddaughter was in the back seat and was not buckled up.  

This isn’t her first run-in with the law; Battle served time in prison for a drug conviction. When she was taken into custody this time investigators said she had outstanding warrants.

As for why she was idling on the road, Battle had a very good reason; she didn’t want to get into an accident with her granddaughter, police said.

Battle racked up new charges for driving under the influence, not having the child in a seatbelt and driving at a slow speed. She remains behind bars with a $12,000 bail.


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