Oxford mom accused of drunken driving after teen calls 911 arrested on new OWI charge

Released on bond for new charges; trial in previous case set for June

Vanessa Miller
Published: April 25 2012 | 10:07 am - Updated: 3 April 2014 | 5:16 pm in

A 47-year-old Oxford mother who was arrested in March on suspicion of drunken driving after her teenage daughter called 911 from inside the car has been arrested again on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Lori Anne Sedlacek Becicka was arrested about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Main Street and Ohio Avenue in Oxford after a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy spotted her vehicle. Becicka, according to a criminal complaint, immediately pulled over and exited the vehicle.

She smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, and a deputy saw multiple cans of beer inside her car, according to a criminal complaint.

Becicka’s blood alcohol content level tested at .183, according to the complaint. She did not have required glasses or contacts, according to police, and her driving status was revoked at the time because of her previous case from March 15.

In that case, Becicka’s 15-year-old daughter called 911 to report that she was inside a car with her mom, who was driving drunk, according to police. Becicka was driving along 250th Street on her way to an address in Oxford about 8:10 p.m. when her concerned daughter called, police reported.

On the 911 tapes, obtained by The Gazette, Becicka can be heard in the background demanding to know who her daughter was calling. Becicka eventually pulled over, and a sheriff’s deputy arrested her on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated – her blood alcohol content tested at .235, according to police.

The teen told police her mom had been drinking while driving in the car, and officers found open alcohol containers in the car, according to a complaint. She also was charged at that time with child endangerment.

Becicka posted a bond of $5,000 on March 16 to get out of jail on those charges. Her trial in that case is scheduled for June 12.

She was released from the Johnson County Jail on the new charges Wednesday morning.

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