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[February 28, 2009]  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Police said they have arrested a woman who picked up her children from school drunk. Police responded to an elementary School Wednesday afternoon after being called about a possible drunk driver.

InsuranceWhen they arrived, the officers noticed a vehicle matching the description stop and pick up two children and drive off.

Police said the driver ran a stop sign, continued at a high rate of speed and ignored officers after they activated their lights and siren.

The car eventually stopped and the driver, a 34-year-old woman, was arrested. Her two children, ages 7 and 10, were in the back seat.

The woman was charged with drunken driving, child endangerment, driving with a suspended license and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.


Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazetteonline.com/

[Associated Press]

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