Woman accused of driving drunk to 'teach her son a lesson' appears in court

Sunita Jairam (Photo: Fayette County Detention Center)
Sunita Jairam (Photo: Fayette County Detention Center)(WKYT)
Published: Jan. 14, 2019 at 6:45 PM EST
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A Lexington woman appeared in court on Monday for driving under the influence after police say she was trying to teach her son a lesson.

During Sunita Jairam's arraignment, her attorney told the judge she needed to make bail because she had to go back to work.

"Again, she is a full time nurse and is the main contributor for the family," her attorney said.

Jairam, 48, was arrested early Saturday morning at around 1 a.m. Police say she claimed that she drove 150 mph with her son in the car after having several beers. Her son told police that he tried to escape the vehicle but could not because the doors were locked.

A man, who was listed as Jairam's emergency contact, said the version of events being presented by police is wrong. He says Jairam's son called police on her because he was upset with not being allowed to go to a friend's house.

In court, the judge did grant a request by her attorney to reduce the bond to $250. However, the judge made a condition that Jairam cannot drive.

Jairam will be back in court on January 25 for her preliminary hearing.