Klarisa Jackson is arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court Monday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Woman accused of driving under the influence with kids in car in Springfield

A woman is charged in Clark County Municipal Court after being accused of driving under the influence with her two children in the car.

Klarisa Jackson, 36, was charged with two counts of child endangering. She pleaded not guilty and was released on her own recognizance on Monday.

Jackson was arrested on Saturday night after officers were dispatched to 1840 S. Limestone St. in reference to a female under the influence at the gas pumps, according to an affidavit filed with the case.

“Officers pulled out of the parking lot and pulled behind the vehicle on E. John St. near S. Limestone,” the affidavit said.

Officers then followed the car for a short distance, before seeing it swerve into the opposite lane.

“Officers observed the vehicle travel across the double yellow lines and into the opposite lane of travel,” the affidavit said. “Officers observed the vehicle stay in the opposite lane for approximately 50 yards.”

This is when officers activated their overhead lights and stopped the vehicle in front of 1770 S. Fountain Ave.

Jackson then allegedly failed both the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test and the, “walk and turn test.”

Jackson was not listed as an inmate in the Clark County on Monday afternoon.

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