Ottumwa Woman Accused of Driving Drunk with Children in Car


An Ottumwa woman was arrested after police say she was driving drunk with her children in the vehicle.

33-year-old Maibel Delgado Rodriguez has been charged with neglect or abandonment of a dependent person, a Class C felony, and operating while under the influence (first offense), a serious misdemeanor.

According to court records, Delgado Rodriguez was driving at the 300 block of North Moore Street when was pulled over by law enforcement at 12:27 AM on May 15.

Authorities say Delgado Rodriguez displayed watery eyes and smelled of alcohol. Additionally, she showed signs of impairment during sobriety testing. Delgado Rodriguez showed a breath alcohol level of .101% on the Data Master.

Two children were in the car, ages 5 and 10, court documents allege.

Delgado Rodriguez was transported to the Wapello County Jail. Her bond has been set at $6,000.

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