Magen Hendry, 28, left her children home alone with the door open when she was drunk trying to drive a friend home at 3am without turning on her lights and running several red lights
A drunk mother left her children at home with the door open to take her friend, but ended up smearing herself with grease to evade the police.
Magen Hendry was drunk while leaving her front door open and her young children sleeping at home alone at 3am on October 25, 2019.
One child was in pre-school age and the other in elementary school and when police visited the home they were both found crying for their mother. Teesside Live reports .
As she was taking her friend home, she was driving dangerously through Stockon-on-Tees, racing through two red lights and not having her lights on, prosecutors claimed.
Although police gave chase, police lost the 28-year-old and her black Audi A9, but the car was spotted by CCTV in a parking lot. Hendry was found crouching behind a wall nearby.
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The mother on the run had greased herself with grease believed to be anti-vandal grease in a desperate attempt to hide from police, and when she was found her bare feet were bleeding.
Prosecutor Uzma Khan told the court that Hendry tried to commit it but was quickly arrested after a brief chase.
The mother told officers she was decorating at home with a friend when she agreed to drive her home.
The court was told she said: “I wouldn’t say it was dangerous driving, but by the time I went through the red light it was too late to stop.”
Hendry admitted leaving her two children at home unattended, and police then found her children were screaming for their mother.
“She woke up and realized her mother wasn’t there. She was upset, she was crying and when the police arrived the youngest child was crying too,” Ms Khan added.
Hendry, of Thornaby, pleaded guilty to two counts of child neglect and one count of dangerous driving.
Tabitha Buck, defending herself, said social services had been involved since the incident and a parole report revealed Hendry had turned to alcohol to cope with a crisis in her life.
Judge Howard Crowson told Hendry she was “concerned about the welfare of her children and other drivers on the road.”
He gave her a two-year supervisory order and an 18-month driving ban.
Hendry told the judge there was no school bus and that a taxi to take her children to school was £7 each way.
But the judge warned her she could face jail time if she drove during the ban.
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