Lower Saucon Township Police said Wednesday that a woman who is charged with DUI allegedly had two children in her vehicle when police arrested her for driving under the influence of alcohol.
In a post to the department’s Crimewatch site, police said Amber Renee Natalie, 27, of Center Valley, drew the attention of witnesses who called them after allegedly observing her vehicle parked at a Speedway gas pump in the 3600 block of Rt. 378 for approximately 45 minutes.
Officers were called to the scene at 2:15 a.m. Oct. 16, and after making contact with Natalie observed two young children in the back seat of her vehicle, according to the post.
Police said the children are aged 5 and 6.
Following Natalie’s DUI arrest, police said the children were released to the custody of a family member.
Per court documents and police, Natalie is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children as a first-degree misdemeanor as well as DUI (third offense, ungraded), driving under suspension (summary offense) and driving an unregistered vehicle (summary offense).
According to court documents, Natalie was released on $5,000 unsecured bail following a preliminary arraignment before District Judge Robert Weber on Oct. 16.
A preliminary hearing in her case is scheduled to be held before District Judge Alan Mege in Northampton County District Court 03-2-04 in Lower Saucon Township on Monday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m., court documents indicate.
Documents do not list an attorney for Natalie.
Note: Individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This story was compiled using information from police and court documents.