SUMTER, S.C. - A 44-year-old Dalzell woman is charged with driving under the influence and child neglect after telling police who had pulled her over that she had left her toddler son home alone.

The Sumter Item reported that the Sumter County Sheriff's Office says Edith Rita Amerson failed field sobriety tests after officers pulled her over about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Deputies went to Amerson's residence where they found the child sleeping.

Officers contacted the child's father, who came to the home and the child was released to his custody.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Amerson had an attorney.

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Information from: The Sumter Item, http://www.theitem.com