Woman passed out behind wheel with kid in car, had meth say deputies

Brandi Deann Brigman
Brandi Deann Brigman

LYMAN, SC (WSPA) – A mom with meth is accused of passing out behind the wheel of a car with a small child in the backseat, according to Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies.

They say it happened Sunday on Highway 357 in Lyman.

Deputies say a man on the scene told them he tried to wake up the woman, but she was unresponsive.

The woman was slumped over the wheel and the car was still running, while a small child was unbuckled in the backseat, according to an incident report.

The deputy says there was no way to buckle the child in with all the clutter in the car.

The deputy says they were able to wake the woman up.

She was identified as Brandi Deann Brigman, 31, of Chesnee.

Brigman told the deputy she drove to the store to buy an alcoholic drink to help with a UTI she thought she had.

Meth was found in Brigman’s jacket pocket, according to the deputy.

Brigman failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI, according to the report.

Brigman was read her Miranda rights and reportedly told the deputy she had a bag in her car that had needles and a pipe in it.

The deputy found 7 needles with meth inside, a pipe and a spoon with white residue, according to the report.

Brigman told the deputy she was going to register her vehicle and get insurance when she could.

The report says Brigman was under suspension with a prior driving under suspension charge within five years.

Brigman is charged with:

DUI 1st offense
Child endangerment
DUS 2nd offense
Uninsured vehicle fee viol 1st

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