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Gwinnett County woman charged with driving drunk with 2 kids in car

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Rashanda Horsley Rashanda Horsley
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A Lilburn woman carrying two kids in her car was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

According to a police report, a Gwinnett County police officer was driving down River Drive in Lawrenceville Saturday just before 1 a.m. That's when the officer said a white Hyundai driven by Rashanda Horsley of Lilburn started drifting into his lane. The officer and another patrol car behind him had to swerve to avoid a head-on collision.

The officer made a U-turn and caught up with the car.

When the officer approached the car, he saw two young children in the backseat. One was in a car seat and the other only wearing a seatbelt in the middle seat.

Before the officer could talk to Horsley, he could smell alcohol coming from the car. Horsley also had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech.

The officer told Horsley about her violation and she said "I did not do that," and started rummaging through her purse for her license.

The officer spotted a handgun in the passenger side arm rest. Horsley's passenger admitted it was his and allowed the officer to come and confiscate it.

Horsley told the officer she was coming from her home in Lilburn and said she had two beers in the last hour. She repeatedly told the officer that she had to urinate and asked him to hurry up.

The officer asked Horsley to get out of the car. The woman used her door to steady herself and wobbled to the patrol car. She then started crying uncontrollably.

The GCPD officer went to talk to the passenger to verify his information. When the officer returned to his patrol car, he found Horsley squatting in front of his patrol car, going to the bathroom.

Horsley changed her story and told the officer she had the drinks two or three hours previously.

The woman opted out of the field sobriety test and was taken to the precinct for a breath test where she blew a .119 - higher than the legal limit of .08.

She was arrested and her charges include DUI more than 0.10 percent blood alcohol, two counts of DUI-child endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Horsley was taken to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

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