Florida nurse charged with DUI after driving into pond with 8-year-old in car

Photo: Polk County Sheriff's Office

MULBERRY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida nurse is in some trouble after driving into a retention pond with an 8-year-old girl in the car with her.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's office, Michelle Snover's blood alcohol level was .138 when she was rescued from a pond in central Florida.

Sheriff's deputies found Snover's Ford Explorer partially submerged after a neighbor called the crash in. According to WFLA, the neighbor said the girl, who was able to safely escape, ran to the neighbor's home saying their car was stuck in the lake.

A sheriff's deputy said when paramedics arrived, she was so intoxicated they had to help Snover stand. Sheriff Grady Judd told WFLA Snover said she parked her car in the pond and was waiting for Uber to pick her up.

Snover, 33, works as a registered nurse in a hospital emergency room.

She has been charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence.

The 8-year-old did not suffer any injuries.

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