Mary Elizabeth Stevenson was in line to pick up one of her children from the school when she was arrested around 3:30 p.m., said Fort Payne police Chief Randy Bynum. The chief said Stevenson also had another child, who was too young to attend school, in the car with her.
Stevenson, a 37-year-old from Fort Payne, was taken to the city jail with bail set at $2,000.
Bynum said School Resource Officer Patrick Jenkins got a tip that Stevenson might be intoxicated and on her way to the campus. Police took her into custody from the pickup line. The school is at 4910 Martin Ave. N.E.
“There could have been many other lives in danger because her actions,” the chief said.
Stevenson is charged with DUI and endangering the welfare of a child.
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