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Smart Girl, Sad Story: My Mom's Drunk, 9-Year-Old Tells Bank Teller

In Southfield, Mich., on Friday, "a 9-year-old girl, worried that her mother was driving drunk during a trip to the bank, slipped a teller a note asking for help and refused to get back in the car," The Detroit News writes this morning.

The mom, 49-year-old Latanya Renee Evans, then left her little girl at the bank. Evans was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving a short time later. The Detroit Free Press says that "police found her nearby in a parking lot, where she failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath analysis test."

Her daughter, who got the help she needed from the bank employees, "was unharmed and picked up at the bank by her father."