Nikki Settle, 25. (Spartanburg County Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, a mother crashed her car and tried to flee the scene on foot with her child.
Nikki Settle, 25, was charged with one count of Neglect of a Child or Helpless Person, driving under suspension, hitting fixtures and failing to report, DUI greater than 0.16 percent second offense and child endangerment.
According to the incident report, on Wednesday at 10:16 p.m. deputies responded to Interstate 26 westbound where a 2009 white Lexus had crashed into the cable barrier in the median.
The report said two witnesses were driving behind Settle's Lexus and saw her driving erratically, and then crash into the median barrier.
The witnesses saw Settle get out of the car, carry her 4-year-old son, climb the barrier, cross I-26, and walk up a hill with the child in her arms, according to the incident report.
Witnesses told deputies that Settle tried to throw the child over a 10-feet-tall fence before they were able to convince her to walk back to the crash scene.
Deputies said EMS checked over the child and he was in good health. He was turned over to a maternal grandmother.
Settle posted bond and was released Friday. As a condition of her bond, Settle cannot drive a car and has to wear an alcohol and drug monitor.
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