Toddler walks away from DUI collision - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Toddler walks away from DUI collision

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley mother is facing DUI and Reckless Endangerment charges after she crashed her car about 1:45 a.m. and allowed her 3-year-old son to walk away from the scene.

Denice Goode told deputies who arrived to investigate the crash that she had let her son play in a yard while she worked to free her 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo from several large boulders at Bridgeport and Marguerite. She said she had cut the corner too sharply and driven onto the boulders.

Goode, who was showing signs of alcohol impairment was being investigated as a DUI suspect while numerous other deputies and Spokane Valley Police officers began searching for the child.

The toddler was located about 15 minutes later at the 7-Eleven Store on N. Argonne Rd.  The boy had apparently walked there in the dark, a distance of about two blocks.

Deputies called the boy's father who was working a night shift and had him come pick-up the child. 

Goode was taken to the Spokane County Public Safety Building for additional DUI testing and then was booked her into jail.  Neither Goode nor the boy was injured in the collision.

- Sgt. Dave Reagan
Spokane County Sheriff's Office

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