Police: Drunk mom had child in car, fought with jailers

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County woman that was arrested for driving drunk with her toddler in the car is also accused of hitting a detention officer, police said.

Smyrna police stopped Laura Scott Anderson, 32, of Mableton, on Friday night when they witnessed her BMW SUV drifting out of her lane, according to a warrant obtained by Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt.

The officer reported Anderson smelled of alcohol, fumbled while trying to hand over her driver’s license and appeared to have “glassy, watery eyes.”

An alcohol breath test showed Anderson was over the legal limit, and she was arrested when she refused to take part in blood, urine and field sobriety.

The officer also found Anderson’s 20-month-old child in the car.

Anderson was brought by police to the Smyrna Jail, where she was placed in a booking area and her handcuffs were removed, the warrant said.

When a detention officer then asked her to step into a bathroom and change into a jail uniform, she swung at the officer and struck him with a shirt, according to the report.

A second officer joined in and ordered Anderson to stop fighting while they tried to subdue her. She continued to struggle until she was detained again, officers said.

Anderson is charged with felony obstruction of an officer, DUI, child endangerment and failure to maintain lane. She’s being held on $6,500 bond.



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