Choosing a babysitter is an important decision. Sometimes, parents choose a responsible neighborhood kid or an extended family member to watch over their little ones when they have other things to take care of. They want to make sure that their kids are safe and happy while being supervised…but not everyone is cut out for such an important job. These parents learned that message the hard way.
Sabrina Macri, a 19-year-old New York resident was trusted to watch 4 boys who were all under the age of 11. She had been enjoying a day at the beach while in charge of the kids, but got so drunk that she had trouble finding her car in the parking lot.
A concerned citizen witnessed the ordeal and could easily tell that she was intending to drive while intoxicated with the boys in the car. She got into her car and blocked Macri into the parking lot, not moving until authorities arrived on the scene.She was arrested and held overnight. She is being charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15-years-old or younger, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The story is going viral, and it serves as a reminder for parents to be careful about who they trust with the lives of their children, and a reminder to everyone that driving while intoxicated is never acceptable under any circumstances. The community hopes that her story will be a warning to others.