A New York woman has been arrested and charged in connection with accusations leveled by her toddler's nanny. The nanny has accused the mom of drunk driving and assaulting her on July 11. Reports indicate that this wasn't the first issue between a New York mom and her toddler's nanny. Not surprisingly, the mother's counsel has said that the nanny is no longer in the employ of the mom.
According to the nanny, she was only trying to stop the mom from driving her toddler to the woman's mother's house because she believed her employer had been drinking. She claims the mom attempted to strangle her, threw her down and tried to hit her. As a result of her allegations, the mom was arrested.
She was charged with endangering her child, aggravated DWI and harassment. There is no indication as to what evidence the police have other than the statement of the nanny that the mom was drunk or that she drove a vehicle with her daughter in it. Counsel for the New York mom has said that he and his client will be earnestly defending against these charges.
The drunk driving and other charges this woman is facing can have serious consequences not only for the mom, but her family as well, if she is convicted. Under our state laws, the mom has the right to confront the witnesses against her and to review all of the evidence it is believed points to her guilt. However, the burden of proof rests with the prosecution. Since it appears that their case rests on the testimony of someone the mom has had issues with previously, the prosecution's case may just fall apart.
Source: NBC 4 New York, "Hamptons Mom Beats Nanny Who Tried to Stop Her from Driving Drunk With Toddler: Authorities," Greg Cergol, July 18, 2013