ALOHA, Oregon - Early Sunday morning, a concerned citizen contacted the Washington County Sheriff's Office to report a possible drunk driver. When the suspect was arrested for DUII, she had her four children in the car with her.
The caller reported the vehicle they were following was speeding up, slowing down, stopping in the middle of the highway and swerving from lane to lane.
A few miles later, a Hillsboro Police officer located the 2003 Chevy Suburban driven by 25-year-old Claudia Corona of Aloha. A responding deputy conducted an investigation and learned Ms. Corona was driving home from Cornelius. While she was trying to find the 185th exit, she ran over several cones in the construction area on Highway 26 near the 185th exit. When the deputy asked her if she knew where she was, she pointed to the exit sign that said Cornell Road and said she was lost and in Cornelius.
The deputy conducted field sobriety tests and determined Ms. Corona was driving impaired. The deputy also learned Ms. Corona had her four children in the car with her ranging in ages from one year to nine years of age.
At the jail, Ms. Corona blew a BAC of .15. She was lodged in the jail on charges of DUII, and four counts of Reckless Endangering.
Every year the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrests about 1,200 alcohol and drug impaired drivers, which is an enforcement priority for the Sheriff's Office.