WOODINVILLE, WA -- A local couple was arrested Sunday after they were allegedly caught speeding with the woman's three children and a small dog locked in the trunk, according to The Herald.
The Woodinville woman was pulled over by a Washington State Patrol trooper just before 11 a.m. in Bothell going 77 mph in a 60-mph zone on Interstate 405 northeast of Seattle, trooper Keith Leary said.
She didn't say anything about the children until about 30 minutes into the roadside stop when the trooper heard thumping coming from the trunk and asked about the noise, the report said.
The children, an 8-year-old girl, and two boys, 5 and 7, were taken into protective custody – and reportedly fed lunch by troopers after the kids said they hadn't eaten since the day before.
A guitar and a snowboard filled up the backseat, the report said. A search of the car reportedly turned up heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills in the car.
The woman, 28, and her fiancé, 27, were taken to the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of drug charges. The dog was taken to a shelter. The couple is expected to be criminally charged sometime before Wednesday afternoon.
On Facebook, people were sharing and commenting on the story. Following is a few of the comments posted:
Rochelle Crone I always think I've heard of everything, but I guess not. I'm glad they were caught.
Dale Presler No parent of the year awards coming there I expect
Robyn Lamoreux Yes! PLEASE! This is another case that proves people should have to pass a test and get a license to have children.
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