WOMAN FACES CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT CHARGES

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WOMAN FACES CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT CHARGES

A woman discovered “passed out” behind the steering wheel with two small children in her vehicle faces child abuse charges.

South Carthage Officer Heath Willard received information the vehicle with the three inside was parked on Rigsby Circle in South Carthage.

When Officer Willard arrived on the scene he discovered a female “passed out” in the driver’s seat and two youth restrained in the back seat.

The officer had to beat on the vehicle’s window and yell to awaken the female.

Once outside the vehicle, the woman was unsteady on her feet and had slurred speech, according to an arrest warrant.

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