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Napping woman arrested for DWI, endangering welfare of minor

August 26, 2014

Rosalind Coleman of Mabelvale

Rosalind Coleman of Mabelvale was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Deputy Danny Rucker of the Saline County Sheriff's Office made the arrest after responding to a call that a woman and a baby were sitting inside a grey Dodge van parked on a vacant parking lot off Chicot Road.
Rucker said both appeared to be asleep at the time of his arrival.

Rucker said he knocked on the window and the woman awakened. He asked her to roll down the window and she did.

Rucker said he could detect a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. She reportedly identified herself as Rosalind Coleman-Neal and said she had pulled over to get her family to come pick her up.
Rucker said Coleman-Neal said, "Don't take me to jail for drinking."

The deputy said he asked the woman if she had been drinking and she responded "not for a while."
When asked why she was stopped in the parking lot, Rucker said Coleman-Neal said that she had pulled over to take a nap.

She submitted to a field sobriety test and blew a .15 on the breathalyzer and then was taken into custody, the deputy said.

Rucker checked on the welfare of the child, who was reported to be 9 months old. Rucker said that Coleman-Neal said she was two months' pregnant.

Rucker said he contacted Coleman's mother, Verline Coleman, who took possession of the infant and the vehicle.

Coleman-Neal was released from the Saline County jail on a $2,500 bond.

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