In our most recent post, we told you about a Bryan man who was facing a felony DWI charge for allegedly driving drunk while his child was in the car. Now, it has come to our attention that a College Station woman has been charged with the same offense for an incident that actually occurred about one hour before the first man's reported DWI.

Authorities say that the 47-year-old woman had her 11-year-old son in the front passenger seat when she was pulled over around midnight Saturday after an officer mistakenly thought she was trying to flee the scene of an accident.

The officer who arrested the woman did so because the officer felt the woman's breath smelled like alcohol and she reportedly failed more than one sobriety test.

The woman was arrested and taken to Brazos County Jail, from which she was released on Sunday after posting $5,000 bail. She has been charged with driving while intoxicated with a child in the car. If she is found guilty, she could have to pay a fine that might go as high as $10,000 and spend up to two years in state prison.

This is the second drunk-driving allegation that involved a child in the vehicle. Two instances does not make a trend, but we do hope that parents in Bryan and College Station are getting the education and support they need to raise children in safe, healthy environments.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Police: Drunken driver had son in the car," Aug. 13, 2012