Boy's 911 Call Leads To Mother's Arrest

October 22, 2007

An 8-year-old boy called 911 about his mother's driving Saturday night, leading Clark County deputies to arrest her.


Listen To 911 Calls:
  • Boy Calls 911
  • 911 Calls Mom Back
  • Boy Calls 911 Again

    "I don't know where we are and mom's not acting normal," the boy told a 911 dispatcher.


    The mother, 33-year-old Paulette Lynn Spears, is accused of taking the phone away from the boy and telling the dispatcher not to worry. She hung up, but the boy called back.
  • "She's been drinking at a restaurant ... I don't think she knows what's going on," the boy said in one of the calls.


    A Clark County sheriff's sergeant said Spears also bit the boy's hand to get the phone away from him.


    The dispatcher asked the boy to point out businesses or landmarks that he saw.


    With information from the 8-year-old and call-tracking technology, deputies eventually found the car in the parking lot of a fire station and arrested Spears.


    Deputies said several drivers called to report the car Saturday afternoon.


    Spears, of Vancouver, faces charges of drunken driving, reckless endangerment and assault of a child.


    She is being held on $10,000 bail.


    The boy and his 5-year-old sister who was also in the car were placed with a family friend.