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Mom Arrested for DUI on Easter with Children in Car, on Daughter's 7th Birthday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A woman is found passed out behind the wheel on Easter with her children inside the car in the Bordeaux area.

The 9-year-old boy told Metro police when they arrived to the 2100 block of Cliff Drive that they had been there awhile, according to the police affidavit. A girl inside the car was celebrating her 7th birthday on this day.

Police found a 40 oz. beer next to the driver, 26-year-old Andrea Sweeney. A field sobriety test was administered and indicators of impairment were observed.

Sweeney told police that she was drinking all day, according to the affidavit. She says she tried to make it to the gas station when her vehicle ran out of gas, then fell asleep. She is being held at the Davidson County Jail on child neglect charges and DUI.


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