Saturday, January 23, 2010

So Funny It Hurts

Photo of blond smiling woman with three children
Did you hear the one about the woman who was heading to Mystic Lake Casino on Interstate 35E, sipping vodka from a glass while her 10-year-old daughter was in the car?

The Pioneer Press says her car was already damaged when police saw her make "a quick, jerking movement to enter the 35E ramp and go southbound," nearly striking a curb. After entering the highway:

The SUV drove on the roadway's shoulder for about 50 feet before veering toward the far outside lane and then veering back, overcorrecting back and forth three times, the complaint said.

Police stopped the vehicle and interviewed the driver, 44-year-old Sheri Lynn Delich, whose eyes they described as bloodshot and watery. She told them she was on her way to the casino and had consumed one vodka drink, the complaint said.

"When asked how large the vodka drink was, defendant picked up an orange glass from inside the vehicle which was approximately 20 to 32 ounces in size. Officers observed there were a few ice cubes inside the cup as well as a dark-colored liquid," the charges state.

Delich, who failed sobriety tests, was placed inside a squad car, where she was "crying, yelling and banging her head on the cage."

She allegedly refused a breath test. The county attorney's office charged her with second-degree refusal to submit to testing, second-degree driving while impaired and child endangerment, all gross misdemeanors. She faces up to a year in jail if convicted.
Curious to find out more about a person with such monumentally bad judgment, I couldn't resist Googling her. To her misfortune, "Sheri Delich" appears to be a unique name, so she was easy to find:
  • She's a part-time real estate agent in Bloomington, a southern suburb of Minneapolis.
  • She listed herself as a child care provider (!) on CraigsList, and includes her cell phone number there as well as the photo shown above. Her qualifications to take care of your kids are that she has three wonderful children, ages 2, 5 and 10, not to mention "I have cared for children all my life and beleive they are the greatest gifts from God."
  • She coordinates music for Bethel Baptist Church in Sunfish Lake (also in the southern suburbs), and has recorded at least one album of Christian music. I found her work phone number on this site as well.
  • She's on Facebook, where we're told that she's a fan of two things: Big Prize Giveaways and Deal Seeking Mom.

Of course, none of this is funny at all. There must be something seriously awry with her life that brought her to this moment. I wonder what will happen to her kids.

Facebook profile with same photo plus more details


Ms Sparrow said...

Once again proving that the more overtly "Christian" they are, the more leery one should be.

Powershouse said...

Now she copped to mortgage fraud and named Dennis Troien - see Star-TRib 6/21