Police: Johnson Co. woman was driving drunk with six kids in car

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JOHNSON COUNTY – Police charged a Bargersville woman with drunk driving after they saw her driving erratically with six kids in her vehicle on the Fourth of July.

Around 10:30 p.m., a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy saw a GMC Yukon leave the road several times on CR 500 West, almost striking mailboxes along the side of the road. The deputy pulled vehicle over on the road just south of CR 700 North. The deputy said the vehicle didn’t stop for about a quarter of a mile after he turned on his emergency lights.

According to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy waited for the driver to roll down the window. When she finally did, he “could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from inside. He got the woman’s driver’s license, which identified her as Robyn Smith, and noticed that she had “very slurred speech” and “glossy eyes,” according to the report.

The deputy also noticed six children were in the car, including three teenagers, a 12-year-old, an 11-year-old and a 6-year-old.

He asked Smith to get out of the car, and she complied. The deputy said he could smell alcohol on her breath. He asked her if she’d had anything to drink. At first, she said she hadn’t, though she then said she “had two glasses of wine 45 minutes ago,” the report said. After being asked about her driving, Smith said she was messing with kids in the backseat and that’s why she’d drifted off the road.

Smith failed a standardized field sobriety test and a portable breath test, police said. She then took a certified test at the Johnson County government center, which found her blood alcohol content was 0.23. Smith was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and taken to the Johnson County Jail.