Crime

Rock Hill woman charged with DUI, child endangerment

A Rock Hill woman was arrested late Saturday night after police say she was driving drunk with a toddler in the back seat of her car.

An officer noticed Candie Hunter, 30, driving recklessly on South Jones Avenue so he pulled up behind her car near a house, according to a Rock Hill police report.

Hunter went into the house to use the restroom, leaving her 2- or 3-year old child crying in the back seat. When Hunter returned to talk with the officer, she smelled like alcohol, the report states. He also noted she had glassy, bloodshot eyes and was slurring her words. She appeared unsteady on her feet, the report states.

Hunter told police she had two Mike’s Hard Lemonades and that she was driving erratically because her child was climbing out of her car seat. Then Hunter admitted she pulled over because she didn’t think she was fit to drive, the report states. She also told police she was not wearing her contact lenses.

She failed the field sobriety tests, and refused to give a breath sample.

Hunter was taken to the Rock Hill city jail and charged with driving under the influence, violating a driver’s license restriction and child endangerment.

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