SOMERCOTES mum caught drunk in charge of two children has promised it will never happen again.
Social workers tipped off police on September 9 and officers went to her home but she was not there, Chesterfield magistrates heard.
Katie Spriggs, prosecuting, said the 31-year-old single mum was later found to be at the home of a friend in Somercotes.
She walked out of the address with two young children and almost fell over. She then hurled abuse at officers and, after letting herself out of a police van, she was handcuffed.
A struggle ended in her kicking out at police. She was taken to a police station and her children were taken to their grandparents.
The woman cannot be named because magistrates imposed a reporting restriction preventing identification of the children.
She admitted being drunk in charge of a child – her third conviction for this offence in eight years.
The justices imposed a six-month probation supervision order, with £85 costs.
“She has signed a contract with social services that she will not drink while the children are present,” said her solicitor John Wilford.