Clarksville mom charged for driving under influence with child in car

Clarksville mom charged for driving under influence with child in car (Image 1)
Clarksville mom charged for driving under influence with child in car (Image 1)

A Clarksville mother faces multiple charges for driving under the influence Monday night with her young daughter inside the vehicle.

According to Clarksville Now, the incident involving 30-year-old Amanda Smith occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Ringgold Road.

Arresting officers discovered Smith's four-year-old daughter unrestrained in the front seat of the vehicle.

The newspaper reported Smith, who appeared to be impaired at the time, told police she was driving on a suspended license and did not have proof of insurance.

A K-9 unit discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Smith admitted she had smoked the illegal drug a short time earlier.

Smith was taken into police custody and is charged with reckless endangerment and DUI, among other charges.

She has since been released on a $2,250 bond.

The father of Smith's daughter and the Department of Children's Services were both notified of the incident.

*The Clarksville Now contributed to this report.

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