Woman reportedly crashes vehicle through front of business while intoxicated after leaving small child and infant alone at home

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Liudmyla Knight (Photo: EBRSO, WAFB)

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

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