Cypress mom accused of being drunk, endangering children in hot car

Constance Lois Long, 28, is charged with endangering a child.

September 21, 2012 11:33:45 AM PDT
A Cypress mother is accused of being passed out drunk with her young children in a hot car.

Court documents show on September 19 Constance Lois Long was found unconscious and seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle parked on private property with the motor running. Her two children, ages 4 years and 18 months old, were in their car seats in the back seat.

A witness was alerted when the 4-year-old honked the horn. Investigators say the child tried to wake Long, but couldn't.

According to court records, the witness observed an open bottle of vodka to be two-thirds empty on the front passenger floor board, as well as a water bottle in the center console with clear liquid one-third full that smelled of alcohol.

The alcohol was within reach of the older child and the car's air conditioner was not running, making the interior very hot, court documents state.

Police say Long was unresponsive and smelled of alcohol that resembled the odor in the vodka bottle. They say she refused a field sobriety test or to provide blood or breath specimen.

She was arrested the same day.

Long, 28, is charged with endangering a child. Bond was set at $2,000.

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