Stephanie Irene Santana, Allegedly Drunk & Pregnant: Clubhouse Leader in Bad Mom of the Year Stakes

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Houston police say that 20-year-old pregnant mother Stephanie Irene Santana was drunk early this morning when she left her infant in the car to go get a body piercing at a North Freeway tattoo parlor.

Whew. Let's unpack that sentence, shall we...

Drinking underage is against the law, so there's that, and some would say that getting your body pierced is always a bad idea. Especially if you decide to do it at 2:40 a.m. at a North Freeway tattoo parlor and you choose to leave your kid in the car while you do so.

Driving drunk is an awful thing to do, especially with helpless kids in the car, and getting shitfaced while pregnant is abominable.

And yet, according to police, Houston's own Stephanie Irene Santana has managed to pull off all those horrendous ideas in one fell swoop. (UPDATE: And it's now come to light that she was on probation for a theft charge to boot.) And even more hideous details are yet to come...

According to HPD, Santana, 20, rolled up to the tattoo shop in the wee hours, staggered through the doors and slurred a question: She wanted to know how long a piercing would take, because she'd left her baby in the car.

To their immense credit, the tattoo parlor owners not only refused service, but also followed her to the parking lot and called the cops. When the police arrived, they found the seven-months-pregnant Santana snoring her hammered ass off behind the wheel, her one-year-old daughter in the shotgun seat.

A search of the car turned up at least one half-full Corona bottle, along with some empties and some Xanax, the last two of which Santana had stashed in her daughter's diaper bag.

Nice touch there, mom.

CPS now has the baby and Santana was taken to Ben Taub to dry out. When they wheel her out of there, she's headed for Harris County Jail, where she will be charged with two felonies: child endangerment and DWI with a child aboard, and a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. She may well be handcuffed to the bed when she delivers that other poor kid.

And even though we are not yet halfway through the year, it looks like the 2012 Hair Balls Bad Mom of the Year contest is over...

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Danielle
Danielle

Cut her some slack? She's had a hard life? You cannot be serious!?! She was hammered while pregnant and left her child alone in a car at 2am to get a piercing. What happened if a pedophile walked by and took that baby - or anyone else for that matter? Not to mention all the harm she's doing to the defenseless life inside her. You are unbelievably forgiving and naive if you think that he "hard life" gets her a get out of jail free card. Ridiculous. 

Pawnmasta
Pawnmasta

How in the world is it legal in every state for a pregnant woman to drink Alcohol? Especially when the child inside IS a child by 5 or 6 months capable of surviving outside the womb.Shouldn't that be an additional endangerment charge or neglect at the least?I'm all for anyone doing any drug they want as long as it harms no one else, but pregnant women stoned or drunk is disgusting and should be a criminal act.

Abby
Abby

Look I know she did messed up things but cut her some slack I'm her cuzin I swear if y'all went through what she has been through all of y'all would of committed suicide. So just leave her alone and tha baby is fine.

Ken
Ken

Did a five-year-old write this article? I could not even make it all the way through it. 

Hanna Hooper
Hanna Hooper

What is this world coming to? Any pro will tell you to stash the Xanex up the baby's ass and not the diaper bag. What a maroon!

Lisa122697
Lisa122697

So epic for bullsh*t paper wants to talk mad mess about what they don't know. Fu*k u Houston press

Dkn26
Dkn26

People go through hard times a lot and dont put their kids in danger. So since she is having a hard time it is ok to give an unborn child f.a.s.? Stop trying to justify what this awful person did. She is a waste of life and should never be allowed to be near a child.

My2Cents
My2Cents

geesh, that's what the ronco vajayjay purse if for....

Danielle
Danielle

Pretty please, tell us what part they got wrong b/c "they don't know". You're just as much a slag as your butt buddy Stephanie is. 

Drunk and pregnant, drunk driving while pregnant, abandon baby in car while drunk and in search of piercing, passed out drunk with baby in front seat. Which part did they get wrong sweetie?

Dudley "Booger" Dawson
Dudley "Booger" Dawson

So I guess you are this lovely woman's friend?  I have a great idea for you two.  After this waste of life you call a friend (god willing) delivers that  child you two should find some large rocks to tie yourselves to and jump into the ship channel.  Hell since I'm such a nice guy I'll even drive you down there.

My2Cents
My2Cents

I know, don't you just hate when you do stupid shit and you end up with all your shit spread out over the internet...lmao

Megan
Megan

You forgot the fact that she was drinking while underage.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Don't forget about the Xanax in the diaper bag and having the kids out at 3 AM.

TONI BELLOTTI
TONI BELLOTTI

 EXACTLY!  I would not have "friends" like this....I would be careful who I go defending Lisa - or maybe you are a trash mom like her too!?! Than, carry on  : )

Mojoboogie2
Mojoboogie2

 Speaking of the video...Just where and why did it go?

Megan
Megan

Ahh, you're right!!  Silly me. 

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

I am pretty sure she violated the open container law too, as there was a shot of a half-drunk bottle of Corona on the video footage. 

Danielle
Danielle

Oh man, you're right... beer and xanax in the diaper bag and had the baby out at almost 3am. Stephanie sounds CLASSY and like she had a great upbringing. 

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