Friday, August 13, 2004

Mom Sent To Jail For Smoking Around Kids
BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- A Virginia woman has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for defying a court order not to smoke around her children.
Tamara Silvius was banned from smoking around the children as part of a custody arrangement with her ex-husband.
She was given a 10-day suspended sentence for allegedly violating the order during a trip in November when she taped plastic trash bags inside her car to keep the smoke from reaching her children.
She was back in court Thursday for violating the order a second time in June. A judge upheld the previous order citing medical evidence of the effects of secondhand smoke on children.
Silvius was immediately handcuffed and led out of the courtroom by deputies. She's appealing the ruling.