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Pill-popping mom given month in jail
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A mother who popped pills at the Warren County Fair and drove drunk with her children in the car has been given a month in jail.
The mother, Salina Marie Parker, 35, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of DUI. She was ordered to serve 32 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $350 plus costs, perform 24 hours public service work, attend DUI Class and lose her driver license for one year. In light of her guilty plea to the drunk driving count, the charge of child endangerment was dropped.
Parker was charged after McMinnville police officer Katelyn Neal was dispatched to a report of a drunk driver near Scot’s Market. She found Parker inside the restroom at the store.
“She had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on her feet,” the officer said. “She was also slow to answer questions and had slow body movements.”
The officer took her outside and learned that Parker had driven to the store from the fair in her condition.
“She stated she drove to Scot’s Market from the fair with her two small children,” the officer reported, adding Parker confessed to taking pills while at the fair. “She stated that while at the fair she took Oxycodone, Xanax and Adderall.”
Parker then performed badly on her sobriety tests and was arrested.