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Myrtle Beach woman arrested after driving wrong way with child belted on her lap, police say

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Myrtle Beach Police responded to a call for a burglary along the 400 block of Posada Drive Thursday morning. When they arrived, police noticed a BMW leaving the area and discovered there was no forced entry to the home. Then a taxi driver said a car - matching the BMW description - ran into a pole after driving on the wrong side of the road. The taxi driver told police the driver was passed out behind the wheel, with her young child seat belted in her lap.

The driver suddenly woke up and started to take off on 79th Avenue N. Ocean. Police said the driver was driving erratically and on the wrong side of the road and eventually she was stopped. Police say the child was belted in her lap. Officers say the woman appeared confused, not impaired. According to the police report, the driver admitted taking Prozac for depression issues. 


Michelle Spontak, 34, of Myrtle Beach was 
charged with unlawful conduct toward a child. The child was placed into emergency protective custody,

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