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10-year-old allegedly tells cops mom's "crazy" driving endangered her life

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Shannon Marcum (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Shannon Marcum (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 10-year-old girl who was riding as a passenger in her mother's car allegedly told police officers that she feared for her life due to her mom's "crazy" driving.

It happened Tuesday night, just after 10:00, according to an arrest report.

Police say 35-year-old Shannon A. Marcum was seen driving her 2007 gray Honda Accord at a "high rate of speed" on eastbound I-264. According to an arrest report, officers clocked her driving at 90 mph, and Marcum was seen "weaving in and out of traffic, striking the cement median" in a manner that was "very careless."

Police also say that her 10-year-old daughter was in the front passenger seat, without a seat belt.

Officers stopped Marcum, and according to the arrest report, her daughter was quick to speak up about her experience riding with mom.

"The daughter interrupted my investigation to tell me she is in fear for her life, and said her mom had been drinking and driving, and driving crazy all over the road," the officer stated in the arrest report.

Police say Marcum had "very slurred" speech, had trouble standing and her breath smelled like alcohol. She allegedly admitted to having two beers before leaving a bar to pick up her child.

Marcum was arrested and charged with speeding, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and wanton endangerment, according to the arrest report.

Police say the daughter was picked up by Marcum's sister.

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