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Mother charged with DUI, child endangerment at Rock Hill McDonald's

By Michael Livingston
mlivingston@heraldonline.com
Sadiqa McRae
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Sadiqa McRae

ROCK HILL A Tennessee woman is accused of driving drunk with her young child unrestrained in the backseat of her car at a Rock Hill McDonald’s last week.

Police were dispatched to the McDonald’s on East Main Street Thursday night after receiving a call about a drunken person in the drive-through, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

Sadiqa McRae, 22, of Nashville was found sitting in the restaurant’s parking lot with her child sleeping in the backseat of the vehicle. The child, nearly 3, was sitting in the booster seat, with the seat belt unbuckled, the report states.

The officer asked the woman if she had been drinking; she replied no. When the officer stated he could smell alcohol on her breath, she said she had one Bud Light, the report states. Police noticed her eyes were bloodshot and watery. She failed three sobriety tests, and refused to remove her tongue bar and lip ring to take a breath test.

Officers suspended her driver's license and charged McRae with child endangerment and driving under the influence, according to police documents. The child and the vehicle were given to the woman's mother.

Michael Livingston * 803-329-4082
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