• Charge dropped against SC mom whose child urinated in public

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    AUGUSTA, Ga. - A South Carolina mother is no longer being prosecuted in Georgia for allowing her 3-year-old son to relieve himself in public.

    WRDW reports a disorderly conduct charge was dropped Thursday against Brooke Johns in Augusta.

    [ALSO READ: Pregnant SC mom ticketed over toddler's potty emergency]

    She had been driving in late March when her toddler son said he needed to use the restroom. They made it to a gas station but she realized he wasn't going to make it inside. The mom couldn't carry him due to being pregnant and weeks from giving birth, so she covered him as he urinated in the parking lot.

    >> See the citation here

    WRDW-TV reports a Richmond County deputy saw what happened and cited Johns. The citation sparked backlash on social media from parents.

    Johns, from Beech Island, South Carolina, said, "I'm glad it's over with ... I can breathe."

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