Breastfeeding Mom Blames Whiskey-Soaked Burgers For DUI

05/14/2015 02:04 pm ET | Updated May 15, 2015

A Florida mother accused of driving drunk with four small kids in the car allegedly told police the alcohol on her breath came from the four whiskey-soaked hamburgers she had consumed.

Cateria Thomas, 33, was arrested early Tuesday morning in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, after Volusia County deputies noticed her car's tags were expired.

Deputies said they noticed three children were improperly restrained and Thomas was breastfeeding a two-month-old child, according to

Officers said Thomas' eyes were red, watery and glossy, and her speech was slurred. Three kids, ages 1, 3 and 4, were in the back seat and there was a full can of gas in the front passenger seat, reports.

After a relative picked up the children, Thomas failed field sobriety tests. Police said she told them she’d had four “hamburgers with whiskey on them,” the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

Thomas was charged with unlawful alteration of her car's tags, operating with a suspended license, DUI, a child act that could result in mental or physical injury, and resisting an officer without violence.

She remains in the Volusia County Jail on $13,505.

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