By Steve Pope | January 19, 2019
Pittsburgh police have charged a 31-year-old North Side woman with endangering the welfare of her two children when they say she drove them to school while she was intoxicated and also had cocaine in her system.
On Jan.4 a school principal called police and reported that Jessica Creeks arrived at the school to enroll her two children and was “visibly intoxicated,” according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday. Creeks admitted to the principal “that she was intoxicated and had driven the children to the location,” the complaint said.
The principal told police “‘She smelled like a brewery’ and was visibly drunk.”
A police officer located Creeks at her home and requested that she submit to a series of field sobriety tests, which she agreed to perform but failed, police said.
While she was being transported to the Allegheny County Jail Creeks told a police officer that “she has cocaine in her system,” the complaint alleged.
Online court records show that in 2008 Creek was charged with aggravated assault of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. She later pled guilty to the child endangerment charge.
Creeks was released later that day. A preliminary hearing in the case has not been scheduled.
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