Brooks

Brooks

A 30-year-old Macon woman was arrested for DUI and child endangerment after she ran out of gas with her four kids in the car on Dec. 27.

Monroe County Cpl. Larry Sullivan was dispatched to near mile marker 190 around 7:50 p.m. on Dec. 27 after a CHAMPS official said he thought the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt that had run out of gas was drunk. Here’s what happened according to Sullivan’s report: Sullivan asked the woman, Nicole Brooks, 30 of Macon what happened, and she said she ran out of gas on her way home to Macon. She was traveling with her four children in the vehicle with her and began crying while speaking with Sullivan. He noticed her speech to be slurred and when he asked her to step out of the vehicle, she was very unsteady as she walked to the rear of her car. The corporal also noticed the strong smell of alcohol coming from her person and she told him she had consumed one margarita earlier in the evening. 

She consented to blowing into a breathalyzer and received a high positive reading for alcohol. After losing her balance several times she also failed a roadside sobriety test. Brooks was cited for DUI as well as receiving four citations for child endangerment and turned over to jail staff. The Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Unit was contacted and took custody of the children until their grandmother, Janice Harper arrived.