Listen: 12-Year-Old Boy Calls 911 To Tell Cops His Mom Is Driving Drunk


A 39-year-old woman was arrested after her 12-year-old son called Lakewood 911 from inside the car while she was driving drunk.

Tanisha O. Robinson was driving her son and her two other children, ages 2 and 8, in Lakewood when the 12-year-old dialed 911 from inside the car. He told the dispatcher his mom was “really drunk” and they were in a white car. The dispatcher walked the boy through some questions, asking where they were — in a car, on Madison, near Riverside.

Police stopped the white Ford Escort around 1:30 a.m. on May 28.

The children in the car told officers Robinson had been drinking clear liquids while driving. Robinson said she had some vodka at a graduation party earlier in the day.

Lakewood police said her blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit. They also called paramedics because they thought she was having a diabetic emergency. 

Robinson was found guilty of child endangering and driving under suspension by Lakewood Municipal Court Judge Patrick Carroll on Friday; a court clerk said Monday it could be as long as eight weeks before she is sentenced.

She'd previously been cited four times for various driving offenses.

Listen to the 911 call below.

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