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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Hendersonville doctor has been charged with putting her child in danger after police said she was driving while impaired with her 3-year-old child.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Maj. Frank Stout says deputies responding to a call over the Memorial Day weekend noticed a car driving erratically.

Thirty-seven-year-old Emily Rogers Sawyer has been charged with driving while impaired and misdemeanor child abuse for driving while impaired with a child in the vehicle.

A test showed that Sawyer had a blood alcohol content of .13, over the legal limit of .08.

She surrendered her driver’s license for at least 10 days last month. She has a court hearing Aug. 26.

It was unclear is Sawyer has a lawyer.

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