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Cops: Lawrenceville mom DUI with child in car

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Less than a month removed from another previous DUI arrest, police said a Lawrenceville woman consumed more than twice the legal limit in alcohol before being pulled over early Sunday with her young daughter unrestrained in the back seat.

Gwinnett County police said Ashly Lashay Brown, 23, was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday after an officer, originally following her because of a faulty tag light, observed her making a wide left turn onto Cruse Road. Brown reportedly stopped near Paden Drive in Lawrenceville.

"I observed a small child sitting in the back of the vehicle without a child safety seat," the responding officer wrote in his report. "While speaking with Brown, I could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming off of her breath."

"Her eyes were bloodshot and glazed and her speech was very mumbled, thick and slurred," the officer continued.

Brown reportedly denied having anything to drink at first, before admitting she "had a few."

Brown completed and failed several field sobriety tests, police said. While crying, she consented to a breath test and allegedly registered a 0.193 blood-alcohol content -- more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

The child was released to Brown's mother, authorities said. Brown was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, DUI-child endangerment, failure to drive in a single lane, child not in safety seat and tag light required.

She was released later Sunday on $4,204 bond, Gwinnett jail records show.

Online records also show that the weekend's action wasn't the first DUI arrest for Brown. She was arrested early on the morning of Oct. 21 after a police officer reportedly discovered her Chevrolet Impala pulled over on the side of Patterson Road in Lawrenceville.

Brown reportedly blew a 0.182 during a breath test, again more than twice the legal blood-alcohol limit.