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Deputies: Drunken Fayetteville woman left child in road to fight

Posted April 2, 2012 9:12 a.m. EDT
Updated April 2, 2012 9:29 a.m. EDT

— Deputies arrested a Fayetteville woman Friday who is accused of leaving a child in the middle of a road while she had a drunken argument with passing bicyclists.

Briggnette Lynette McDonald, of 2925 Singletree Lane, was charged with child abuse and drunk and disorderly conduct.

The 52-year-old was walking in the middle of Crystal Springs Road, pushing a 2-year-old child in a stroller, authorities said, when she started arguing with passing bicyclists. Authorities say she left the child in the middle of the road in the stroller while she yelled at the bicyclists.

McDonald was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond. Additional charges might be forthcoming, authorities said.