A mother who wore her sunglasses at night has been ordered to serve a month in jail for drunk driving with her children in the car.
The mother, Robin Nicole Hill, 34, was directed by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 32 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $350 plus costs and lose her driver license for one year for DUI. The charge of reckless endangerment was dismissed.
McMinnville police officer Katelyn Neal said she arrested Hill after she arrived to investigate a complaint about a reckless driver on Morrison Street.
“The complainant said there was a Chevrolet Cruze that was driving erratic and had ran a red light by the high school,” the officer reported, noting she made contact with the suspect outside High Garden Apartments. “She stated she had driven to her boyfriend’s apartment to get some money.”
The officer noticed something was not right about the suspect. “She had slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet,” Neal said. “She was also wearing sunglasses and the sun was not out.”
Hill did poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. The officer noted that inside the car were children ages 1, 3 and 6.