BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Liudmyla Knight, 37, after she drove through the front window of a gas station on Tiger Bend Road while under the influence of alcohol, investigators say.
Responding deputies noticed a faint smell of alcohol coming from Knight and her vehicle upon arriving at the scene. Knight submitted to a breathalyzer test which registered a .194 blood alcohol concentration. Investigators also learned Knight’s license was driving on a suspended license.
While being interviewed, Knight told investigators she’d left a 4-year-old child and 16-month-old infant at home unattended. Deputies were able to locate the children and find someone to care for them. Child Protective Services were later notified.
Knight faces several charges, including:
- Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
- Child desertion
- Reckless operation of a vehicle
- Driving with an expired license