Police: Women with children in car were impaired

Published 10:01 am Friday, April 22, 2016

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Police say two women were charged with impaired driving Thursday after authorities received a call about a possible intoxicated driver on Statesville Boulevard.

A Salisbury Police officer pulled a Volvo over in the Exxon/Rushco parking lot, 2004 Statesville Boulevard, just before 3:30 p.m. The officer noted there were two children in the car.

The owner of the vehicle, Dawn Victoria Clemons Head, told the officer she’d driven drunk to the store, but got into the passenger’s seat, while Amy Teresa Locklear, who was in the passenger’s seat got behind the wheel.

Head, 55, of the 2800 block of Swicegood Road, Linwood, was charged with driving while impaired and Locklear, 29, of the 100 block of Pickler Road, was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and two counts misdemeanor child abuse. The Rowan Department of Social Services was notified.

Head has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond and Locklear remains in the county jail under $2,000 secured bond. Both women had their blood drawn at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center to determine their blood alcohol content.

Amy Locklear was convicted in October of driving while impaired and was given probation and some jail time.

In 1993 and 2002, Head was convicted of driving while impaired.