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Rogersville mother charged with DUI, child endangerment

June 1st, 2007 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A Rogersville woman who was allegedly high on drugs last week when she dropped her daughter off at school will be arraigned Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court on several charges including child endangerment.

Aside from allegedly being high, the woman, Christy Davidson, 36, No. 20 Carters Valley Loop, Rogersville, also allegedly had about 400 pills in her possession in seven different pill bottles, each of which had her name on the label.

Rogersville Police Department Officer Joey Maddox, who serves as the Rogersville City School resource officer, said he was directing "drop off" traffic at the school the morning of May 22 when a dark-colored Geo entering the school campus nearly struck him, forcing him to move out of the way.

Maddox said moments later he observed the Geo pull out of the RCS campus onto Broadway Avenue, and he got into his patrol car and followed.

Maddox said he followed the car for several blocks, and Davidson crossed the center line on Depot Street "several times."

As Davidson pulled from Depot Street onto Watterson Street, Maddox allegedly witnessed Davidson's car stop in the middle of the road, and he conducted a traffic stop.

Maddox said Davidson was unsteady on her feet and had slurred speech. He said she was unable to safely perform field sobriety tests.

At that point Davidson was charged with DUI. It was determined through a computer check that her driver's license is revoked, and Davidson was also unable to provide proof of insurance.

Of the seven pill bottles, Maddox allegedly found one bottle marked "Alprazolam" to actually contain oxycodone pills.

The child endangerment charge stemmed from Davidson allegedly driving her 9-year-old child to school while under the influence of drugs.

She was also charged with driving on a revoked license, failure to show proof of insurance, and violation of the Drug Control Act.

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