KC woman with ignition lock device already on car, charged with driving drunk with 2-year-old son


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 33-year-old woman is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, and DWI because police believe she was driving drunk when she hit two other cars while her two-year-old son was in the backseat.

Witnesses say Amy Moss was driving fast and erratically near southbound Interstate 470 and Wood Chapel Road at about 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. They say Moss, in her Dodge Durango, was following them too closely and then attempted to pass their cars while they were driving in the left and right lanes. They say she hit them while attempting to pass them and then took off.

The drivers say Moss drove to Walmart and they followed her there. When police arrived, they questioned her about the crash and reported smelling alcohol on her breath. In the probable cause statement, they also report her eyes were bloodshot and glassy and she swayed as she stood.

Police say at first she was crying and upset but later became combative. Police say she spoke nonsensically about two children in her vehicle, instead of one. She refused to walk and demanded to see her son. Police say they noticed a disengaged ignition interlock device inside the Dodge she was driving.

A review of Moss’ driving record revealed four prior arrests for driving while intoxicated in Kansas.

Moss refused to perform a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test. Police obtained a search warrant for two vials of Moss’ blood.

She was being held at the Jackson County Detention Center.

She is also charged with driving on a revoked license.