• Apr 5, 2011
Click on Detroit reports that Ford Global Marketing Director and Blue Oval heiress Elena Ford has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and child endangerment. The incident allegedly occurred on Sunday night on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan. The police report say Ford left the road in her 2011 Ford Explorer, jumping the curb and heading on to the median, before eventually getting back onto the road. Police then pulled Ford over and administered a sobriety test, which she apparently failed. Ford was also charged with child endangerment due to the fact that her 11-year-old son was in the car with her when the incident occurred.
Ford Motor Company declined to comment on the matter, as it is a private matter. The automaker says Ford will make a statement at a later date. Hat tip to Hamzah!

[Source: Click on Detroit]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      She could argue it was all just part of a super top secret internal Ford road test on how the Explorer handles a drunk driver with a kid in the back.

      Probably a scenario that happens far too often in cars all over the world.
      • 3 Years Ago
      First Jalopnik posts something about a Jeremy Clarkson affair, now this shows up. Keep your tabloid junk out of my car news!
        • 3 Years Ago
        You guys do know that this is a blog, not a newspaper, right?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Autoblog.com will soon be renamed to Autobloid.com

        Welcome to the AOL way.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Have you driven a Ford drunk, lately?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I don't think you could be drunk enough to "drive" that Ford.... it would border on alcohol poisoning.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I feel sorry for her and her kids. For those of you who have grown up/married into in a public family and now living a very public life will know what I mean. There's no room for mistakes and it often sucks the fun out of life.
        • 3 Years Ago
        What she did wasn't a mistake... seeing a deer in the road and swerving instead of hitting it is a mistake. Drinking and driving is a conscious choice, as is having her kid in the car.

        If she wants to have "fun" she could get a limo to take her home. Not like she can't afford it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it was a older model Explorer perhaps she could blame it on the Firestone tires.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, the new Explorer CAN go off road!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why in the world would you assume that just because she has an 11 year old son she must not be a lesbian?
      And as for her looks, well - you can certainly tell she's a Ford.
      • 3 Years Ago
      More like an Edsel.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What was she doing slumming around in Ferndale? The Post, Como's and Boogie Fever is about it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      +3
      How disgusting . Yellow journalism at its worse ! Very immature guys .
      • 3 Years Ago
      (don't explain-don't complain!!!) quote from henry ford 2nd when he got his dui!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Guess that "Curve Control" system doesn't work so well after all.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Maybe it would have worked better if they called it curb control. heh
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