Mother given probation for driving while high with her 5-year-old in the car

A 27-year-old Minot woman was given two years of probation and a suspended jail sentence for driving while high on meth with her 5-year-old daughter unrestrained in the car on March 7.

Sydney Brooks Pearcy pleaded guilty to child endangerment, a Class C felony, on Wednesday in district court in Minot, according to court records.

Judge Gary Lee sentenced her to 360 days in jail, with all time suspended except the three days she has already served, and two years of probation. She must also pay $525 in court costs and provide proof to the court that she is in drug treatment.

Pearcy also pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia for a separate incident on Nov. 15. She was sentenced to 360 days in jail on that charge, with all time suspended except the 14 days she already served and two years of supervised probation.

Both charges will be deemed Class A misdemeanors if she successfully completes probation.

Judge Stacy Louser sentenced Pearcy in June to 30 days in jail for the DUI with a minor in the car. She was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence and 18 months of supervised probation for having a meth pipe hidden in her bra at the Ward County Jail last spring.

The girl was turned over to Ward County Social Services after the March incident.

– Andrea Johnson