Mother Charged With DUI At Drive-Thru With Kids In Car
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A Clarksville mother was charged after police said she was intoxicated when she took her children to a drive-thru.
Officials said Melissa Karcher appeared inebriated, confused, and nearly falling asleep as she ordered from a restaurant on Ft. Campbell Boulevard around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Karcher had a 2-month old and 9-year old in the car with her.
She told police she hadn't had any alcohol or medication; however the 26-year-old failed field sobriety tests. She was taken to the hospital for a blood test.
Karcher was booked on multiple charges, including DUI, driving on a suspended license, possession of drugs without a prescription, and two counts of child abuse and neglect. The Leaf Chronicle reported Karcher already had a suspended license in Kentucky for DUI.
The children's father took custody, and police notified the Department of Children Services.