Father Charged with DUI and Child Neglect After Admitting to Using Heroin in Parking Lot
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Christopher McGill, 35, is charged with child neglect and second offense DUI after admitting that he and his sister, Jessica McGill, 32, both of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, drove to the Burger King parking lot at 7116 Highway 70 South late Tuesday afternoon to purchase heroin while his 2-year-old son was also in the vehicle.
A Burger King employee walked outside the restaurant at 4:15 p.m. and saw Jessica McGill unconscious, lying on the pavement. Christopher McGill was also unconscious, partially hanging out the driver’s side door of a Dodge Caravan. The child was in the backseat. Christopher and Jessica McGill were treated by Nashville Fire Department medics at the scene. The child was placed in his mother’s custody.
Christopher McGill showed indicators of impairment and smelled of alcohol. He acknowledged drinking three shots of whiskey and using heroin. His sister told officers that after purchasing the heroin, they both injected the drug while inside the van.
Christopher McGill has previous convictions for theft and drug possession. He remains jailed in lieu of $7,500 bond.