When Wake Forest police stopped a car that had been going 102 mph Tuesday night, an unlicensed 15-year-old who had been drinking was behind the wheel and the owner was in the back seat with three other juveniles, an open malt beverage and marijuana in her purse, they charged in arrest warrants.
Arrest records show that police took Sheryl Tyndall Powell, 42, of 35 Turning Leaf Court in Youngsville into custody about 10:45 p.m.
They charged her with contributing to the delinquency of juvenile, child abuse and marijuana possession, all misdemeanors, and a traffic infraction for letting an unlicensed person drive her car.
Powell also was accused of aiding and abetting someone driving after consuming alcohol because, police stated, the 15-year-old had alcohol in his body.
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According to the charges, the youth “consumed alcohol ... and was traveling 102 mph in a 55 mph zone.”
Powell, they said, had a “half-full” can of Four Loko, a flavored malt beverage that advertises an alcohol content of 12 percent to 14 percent.
The arrest was at Capital Boulevard and Popes Creek Drive, records showed.
Powell was held in lieu of $10,000 bail and was to make a court appearance Wednesday.