Sunday, March 13, 2011
Mother Accused Of DUI With Child In Car
An April 11 court date has been set for a Putnam County woman, accused of driving under the influence -- while her baby was in the car with her. Police say 23-year-old Emily Michelle Birdwell of Baxter failed several field sobriety tests when police found her car in the driveway of a home on Bill Smith Road last week. Authorities claim her one-month-old child was in the back seat at the time. Birdwell reportedly refused a test to determine the drug or alcohol content of her blood, but was charged with DUI, as well as child neglect and child endangerment. She was also cited for bringing drugs into a penal institution when authorities allegedly found clonazepam and percocet pills on her as she was booked into the jail.