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Mother arrested in McDonald's parking lot, charged with child neglect, DUI
Published: Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:41 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:44 a.m.
OCALA – An Ocala woman was arrested on Sunday and charged with drunken driving and child neglect after she reportedly drove to McDonald's while she was drunk and transporting a 5-year-old boy.
According to a Marion County Sheriff's Office report, Nekisha Smith, 29, drove to the McDonald's at 9737 SE Maricamp Road in a blue Kia.
An employee became concerned after the woman ordered with slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, according to the report. Smith then asked for things she didn't order, such as a "double chicken burger thing."
The employee told Smith to pull forward while her food cooked and called deputies, according to the report.
When Deputy Gary Miller arrived, Smith was parked in the car eating. Smith told deputies she was just tired and had been drinking the day before.
According to the report, Smith failed all field sobriety tests and was arrested. The child's father picked up the boy and the car.
Smith told deputies she had not been drinking, but was on several medicines including Zoloft. According to the report, Smith would not blow the required amount of air into the Breathalyzer. The small amount that registered recorded a 0.13 blood alcohol content.
Deputies then contacted the Department of Children and Families.
Smith was being held in the Marion County Jail in lieu of $5,500 bail. Smith was arrested in 2006 for DUI with property damage.
-Jackie Alexander/Star Banner