Mich. mom arrested after daughter's tip enters treatment

A 49-year-old Southfield woman arrested and charged after police say her 9-year-old daughter slipped a note to a bank teller asking for help has committed herself to an alcohol treatment program while she awaits trial.

The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press report that court-appointed lawyer Amy Bowen-Krane says Latanya Evans has entered the residential treatment program.

Evans on Thursday waived her right to a preliminary examination. She's charged with driving while drunk and driving on a suspended license.

Police say Evans was arrested Feb. 18 after the girl gave the teller at the Bank of America branch in the Detroit suburb of Southfield the note saying her mother had been drinking.

The girl is in custody of her father.