Kentucky Mother Allegedly Tries To 'Teach Her Son A Lesson' By Driving Drunk Herself

Sunita Jairam had allegedly been drinking all day before police pulled her over, then offered a bizarre explanation for her actions.

By Eric Shorey

A Kentucky mother offered a bizarre explanation after police pulled her over for allegedly drunk driving with her son in the car - it was all for the sake of a teaching moment.

Sunita Jairam, 48, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and endangering the welfare of a minor following the early morning encounter with police Sunday. When asked to explain her actions, Jairam said that she “drank a bunch of beer and got in her car to drive to teach her son a lesson,” according to the arrest citation.

What lesson, exactly, Jairam was attempting to teach her son remains unclear.

Jairam also allegedly told cops that she was driving her 2014 BMW X1 150 miles per hour before ultimately being pulled over. 

Officer Brian Evans wrote in the citation that Jairam had been drinking all day. Officers said Jairam had smelled of alcohol and had been slurring her speech, according to WKYT, a Lexington, Kentucky-based news organization.

Jairam's son, who remains unnamed in reports, said he tried to exit the vehicle several times “due to his mother’s driving," according to the citation. He was unable to do so, as the mother had locked the doors.

At the time of her arrest, Jairam's blood alochol level was registered at .161, twice the legal limit, according court records. She was being held Fayette County Detention Center in lieu of $2,500 bond. She was due in court Monday, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Jairam's record includes earlier charges for public intoxication and speeding. It is unclear whether she has a lawyer at this time.

[Photo: Fayette County Detention Center]

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