A Miami mother has been charged with felony child abuse for driving under the influence of alcohol with her 5-year-old child in the vehicle.

Misti Renee Spence, 26, was taken into custody on Oct. 18, after authorities cited her over for speeding and crossing the centerline.

According to Ottawa County Deputy Danny Cook, Spence could not complete a field sobriety test and appeared to be intoxicated.

“I asked Mrs. Spence if she had been drinking and she replied that she had been drinking whiskey all day, Cook wrote in his report. “Her son was in the passenger front seat crying.

A test of Spence's breath alcohol content resulted in a .20 reading, according to Cook.

Spence has also been charged with driving under the influence and faces up to life in prison and $6,000 in fines.