Hit A House And
Was Falling Asleep'
BY KRISTEN BUCKLES
A Greeneville mother was arrested Saturday after reportedly driving under the influence with her four daughters in the vehicle.
Brandy Nicole Watts, 25, of 3167 Sunnydale Road, was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license, according to a report by Deputy Aaron Spears.
In his report, Spears charged Watts with conduct that placed her daughters -- ages 5, 6, 7 and 8 -- "in eminent danger of death or serious bodily injury."
"Her children advised me they were scared because, 'Mommy almost hit a house and was falling asleep while driving,'" Spears said in the report.
Spears responded to Old Knoxville Highway at approximately 7 p.m., Saturday, following a complaint of a woman in the driver's seat of a green Chevrolet Cavalier at Mt. Pleasant Park who had children in the vehicle and was reportedly passing out at the wheel.
The deputy encountered Watts on the highway, where he said in his report that she was driving in his lane.
He pulled off the road for her to pass before pulling the vehicle over, Spears said.
According to the report, Watts failed a field sobriety test and told the deputy that she had taken suboxone.
The report noted that Watts and three of the children were not in safety restraints.
She was also ticketed for the lack of safety restraints and no proof of insurance.
Bond was set for $6,000. Watts was scheduled to appear in court today.