Lincoln mother faces charges of being intoxicated while caring f - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Lincoln mother faces charges of being intoxicated while caring for her young kids

Posted: Updated:
LINCOLN -

A Lincoln mother is behind bars accused of being passed out drunk while caring for her two young children.

The mother’s five-year-old son was found wandering alongside a busy highway on 4th of July weekend.

Wheel Inn Bartender, Brittany Carter was outside the bar as she was watching the 4th of July firework show.

Carter said she spotted the boy from across the highway.

"I walked up to him and asked him what he was doing. He said with tears in his eyes, ‘I really hate when my mommy gets this drunk,’” said Carter.

Carter added that she picked up the boy and carried him across the highway and headed back to the bar.

"From what I was gathering from the 5-year-old was that his mom was drunk and passed out on the floor and his two-year-old sister was home,” said Carter.

Court documents said a deputy from Lewis and Clark County knocked loudly on the door and waited several minutes before Danielle Chapin opened the door.

It was also mentioned that she was asleep on the floor with her two-year-old daughter and smelled of alcohol.

Documents continued to say Chapin admitted to deputies that she had been drinking earlier that night.

The children were sent to a relative's house.

"Last I heard he was with his grandmother which is good. No kid should ever grow up without their mother, but I mean sometimes it's for the best,” said Carter.

Chapin faces a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of children.

The preliminary hearing will be at the Lewis and Clark District Court on July 26th.

Chapin is being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.  

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Girl Scouts warn parents about forcing kids to hug relatives for the holidays

    Girl Scouts warn parents about forcing kids to hug relatives for the holidays

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:15 AM EST2017-11-21 15:15:56 GMT

    Ahead of the holiday season, Girl Scouts are asking parents to think twice before forcing your daughters to hug relatives at family gatherings.

    Ahead of the holiday season, Girl Scouts are asking parents to think twice before forcing your daughters to hug relatives at family gatherings.

  • Whitefish Energy stops work in Puerto Rico

    Whitefish Energy stops work in Puerto Rico

    Monday, November 20 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-11-21 02:51:41 GMT
    Photos from Whitefish EnergyPhotos from Whitefish Energy

    Whitefish Energy stops work in Puerto Rico. Andrew Techmanski, the CEO of the small electrical company out of Whitefish, Montana, says with 10 days left in its contract - - it had to stop working due to lack of payment. Techmanski says because PREPA, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, owes Whitefish Energy $83 million, it's "beyond its maximum threshold of what we can maintain as a business." 

    Whitefish Energy stops work in Puerto Rico. Andrew Techmanski, the CEO of the small electrical company out of Whitefish, Montana, says with 10 days left in its contract - - it had to stop working due to lack of payment. Techmanski says because PREPA, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, owes Whitefish Energy $83 million, it's "beyond its maximum threshold of what we can maintain as a business." 

  • Florence doctor found guilty for 22 felony charges

    Florence doctor found guilty for 22 felony charges

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:47 PM EST2017-11-21 00:47:47 GMT

    Chris Christensen, a former Florence doctor, has been found guilty of all 22 felony charges, including the negligent homicide charges for the overdose deaths of two patients. 

    Chris Christensen, a former Florence doctor, has been found guilty of all 22 felony charges, including the negligent homicide charges for the overdose deaths of two patients. 

  • Butte man arrested for poaching Berkeley Pit deer

    Butte man arrested for poaching Berkeley Pit deer

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:38 PM EST2017-11-20 17:38:39 GMT

    Charges have been filed for the poaching of a large mule deer buck known to spend most of its time on the outskirts of the Berkeley Pit. 19-year-old Tanner Maloney of Butte was arrested for unlawful possession, hunting within city limits and hunting without a valid license. 

    Charges have been filed for the poaching of a large mule deer buck known to spend most of its time on the outskirts of the Berkeley Pit. 19-year-old Tanner Maloney of Butte was arrested for unlawful possession, hunting within city limits and hunting without a valid license. 

  • Head Coach Stitt let go from Griz football

    Head Coach Stitt let go from Griz football

    Monday, November 20 2017 6:38 PM EST2017-11-20 23:38:42 GMT

    Following the loss against Montana State during the Brawl of the Wild, Head Coach Bob Stitt has been let go from Grizzly football.  

    Following the loss against Montana State during the Brawl of the Wild, Head Coach Bob Stitt has been let go from Grizzly football.  

  • Authorities say Billings man beaten, decapitated

    Authorities say Billings man beaten, decapitated

    Monday, November 20 2017 6:54 PM EST2017-11-20 23:54:08 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 41-year-old man whose body was found at an abandoned transient camp on the west edge of Billings had been beaten and decapitated.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 41-year-old man whose body was found at an abandoned transient camp on the west edge of Billings had been beaten and decapitated.

  • Search for Wanted man in Flathead continues

    Search for Wanted man in Flathead continues

    Monday, November 20 2017 11:49 AM EST2017-11-20 16:49:26 GMT

    Flathead County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for your help in locating 22-year-old Bryan McCully. McCully has a $250,000 warrant for attempted deliberate homicide. FCSO says he has violent tendencies and should not be approached. He is thought to be in the Canyon or Columbia Falls area.  If you call your local authorities immediately or reach out to the Flathead Crimestoppers by calling 406 -758-TIPS.

    Flathead County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for your help in locating 22-year-old Bryan McCully. McCully has a $250,000 warrant for attempted deliberate homicide. FCSO says he has violent tendencies and should not be approached. He is thought to be in the Canyon or Columbia Falls area.  If you call your local authorities immediately or reach out to the Flathead Crimestoppers by calling 406 -758-TIPS.

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.