The 12 year old Bellevue girl who called the police and told them her mother was driving while intoxicated is having some guilty feelings about making that call. The girl’s father, only identified to us as Chad says he and other family members are trying to ease her mind.
“She is taking it pretty tough but she is the tough kid. She is having a hard time understanding she did the right thing and it took a lot of courage.”
Chad says the most important thing is that 43 year old Lisa Thompson-Phillips receives the help she needs.
“The main thing she is safe and she is with me. We love her mom an want her to get help and if this is what it takes for her to get help then that is what needed to be.”
Chad says his daughter’s safety is his main concern and he is very active in her life. He adds the Thompson-Phillips’ drinking issue isn’t anything new.
“I’m with my daughter every day. She usually stays with her mom one weekend and then she comes and stays with me so apparently that will change now. It is has been an ongoing thing.”
Thompson-Phillips tested at more than three times the legal limit for alcohol and had an open container inside the vehicle. This is her third DUI offense and she is also charged with intentional child abuse.