By Steve Irsay, Court TV
DALLAS, Ore.(Court TV) — Lori Potter apparently made a grave mistake.
Potter, 38, was charged with driving under the influence and providing a vehicle to an unqualified driver — her 13-year-old daughter — who toppled several tombstones during a cemetery driving lesson, according to police.
Potter was arraigned in Dallas Municipal Court and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing on Sept. 12.
Dallas police claim Potter and her daughter visited the cemetery on the evening of Aug. 2 because a family friend wanted to visit a grave site.
Once inside the gates, Potter decided to give her daughter an impromptu driving lesson. The teen apparently lost control of the car and hit about 12 headstones before finally coming to a stop on top of two of them.
Potter, who admitted to driving the car to the cemetery, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.27, police said. The teen driver was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released.
Three tombstones were allegedly knocked completely over while about a dozen others were partially damaged. Authorities said nobody else was in the cemetery at the time of the incident.
Insurance appraisers are reportedly continuing to estimate the damages to the grave markers. One relative whose great-uncle's tombstone was damaged claims the estimated cost of repairing the marred marker is between $1,000 and $1,500.