KC mom charged with child endangerment after police say she was under the influence, driving with 3-year-old

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors charged a Kansas City mother on Tuesday with child endangerment after a traffic stop in Cass County.

Robyn Colston

Robyn L. Colston

Robyn L. Colston, 29,  was charged in Cass County with endangering a child in the second-degree, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

According to the probable cause statement, a Cass County deputy pulled Colston over on I-49 early Monday morning after noticing her driving below the speed limit in the fast lane with her hazard lights on.

The officer reports that Colston wasn’t making sense and initially said she was heading to Kansas City then said she was heading south. Colston later said she wanted to leave the county and was trying to go to the Philippines and New Zealand.

According to court documents, an evaluation showed Colston to be under the influence of cannabis and CNS depressants, which means it was not safe for her to operate a motor vehicle.

There was a three-year-old child in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the incident, court documents say.