Ocala, Florida Mother (Nekisha Smith) Allegedly Drives Through McDonalds with Child While Drunk

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According to a Marion County, Florida Sheriff’s Office report, Nekisha Smith made a trip to the McDonalds drive thru one evening with her five year old son in the car. An employee of the restaurant became concerned after noticing that Ms. Smith was allegedly speaking with a slurred voice and smelled of alcohol. She also reportedly seemed confused about her order once she reached the window. The employee told Ms. Smith that her food was still being cooked, and asked her to pull forward to wait for it. He then called police.

When police arrived, Ms. Smith was parked in the McDonalds parking lot, eating her food. She reportedly told deputies that she was just tired from drinking the day before; she also said that she was taking several medications, including Zoloft. She failed field sobriety tests, including a breathalyzer that showed a blood alcohol level of .13. The child’s father was called to pick up the boy, and Ms. Smith was arrested. She has been charged with drunken driving and child neglect. Deputies have contacted the Florida department of Children and Families about the incident.

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