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Local mom helps Clearwater Police care for kids during a DUI arrest

Police thank her, call her Good Samaritan
Posted at 10:20 AM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 19:59:08-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Clearwater Police Department is thanking a local woman for helping them during a tricky situation.

Officers were arresting an intoxicated woman who was driving and got in a car accident on Sunday. The driver had her two small children were with her in the car. Handling the arrest, while taking care of the two small children, would have been very difficult if not for the help of a Good Samaritan.

Megan Andrews of Clearwater pulled over and helped take care of the two kids for 90 minutes, even bringing toys for the kids to play with, while they waited for the grandmother to come pick them up.

"Here's an example of what is right in this world that stemmed from a very unfortunate incident," says Clearwater Police. "Thank you, Megan, for being such a good Samaritan and helping during this time of need!"

"I could tell the poor officer needed a hand. Two toddlers!!!! That's a lot for one parent, let alone 1 officer in his uniform," wrote Megan Andrews online. "If I was in a bad accident and was unavailable to care for my children I could only hope for the loving officers and a good person to come play and feed my baby girls until family came to relieve them," added Andrews. "The two boys were just wonderful and they lit up when they saw their Grandma."

The woman who was arrested, Kimberly Marvin, failed several field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI and two counts of child neglect, says Clearwater Police.