A 37-year-old woman accused of endangering her 4-year-old child while driving under the influence of a prescription pain medication was charged Friday in District Court.
Deel Diangson appeared before Judge Ingrid Gustafson and pleaded not guilty to felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor charges of DUI and driving without a valid license.
Diangson previously posted a $7,500 bond.
According to court records, Diangson was arrested Feb. 21 after a Billings police officer saw a car fail to stop at a red light on Main Street at about 7 p.m.
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A radar check also showed the car was going 50 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, court records state.
The officer stopped the car, which was driven by Diangson. The woman's 4-year-old child was also in the car.
Diangson showed signs of impairment, but a breath test revealed she was not under the influence of alcohol. A drug recognition officer determined Diangson was under the influence of a narcotic, and the woman allegedly admitted to taking prescription morphine.