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Woman arrested for intoxication, allegedly left children in cold car

A Nicholasville woman was arrested Dec. 15 for public intoxication excluding alcohol.

Erica Rainwater, 37, of 326 Garden Park Drive, was arrested after officers were called to 801 Beauford Place in reference to two small children in an unattended vehicle, according to a citation issued by the Nicholasville Police Department.

A 2-year-old male and an 11-year-old female were found to be inside a red Honda sedan, according to the report.

A neighbor told officers that the children had been inside the vehicle for a minimum of 20 minutes with an outside temperature of 35 degrees. Upon speaking with the 11-year-old, the report alleges that she told officers that her mom was visiting a friend in the apartment complex.

Rainwater came outside and was observed as unsteady on her feet, according to the report. Her pupils were constricted and her speech was slurred. Rainwater was found to be under the influence of some intoxicants and a danger to herself and others. She also allegedly admitted to taking Suboxone, according to the report.