Joan Tonicia Sadler, 39 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said she left three small children alone at McDonalds for at least 45 minutes.

Reports said that the children were 3, 4 and 12 years of age.

Authorities went on to say that the oldest did not have shoes on when she was left and when asked did not know where the mother was.

Police added that when the mother returned to get the children she was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Salder is charged with three counts cruelty to children deprivation of necessary sustenance and DUI.