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Drunk Mom Rolls SUV With 11 Kids Inside

Minneapolis Star Tribune via YellowBrix

June 14, 2011

MILWAUKEE – A vehicle with a drunken driver behind the wheel and 11 children inside rolled over on a big-city exit ramp in Wisconsin, sending five of the kids to the hospital, authorities said.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon on northbound Interstate 43 at the 10th Avenue exit in Milwaukee, with the sport-utility vehicle coming to a rest on its roof, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, a 32-year-old woman, admitted she had been drinking. Her blood-alcohol content reading of 0.16 percent confirmed that, the Sheriff’s Office said. The legal limit is .08.

“This is a good example of why I never believe that I’ve seen everything,” Sheriff David Clarke said. “This is crazy.”

The driver, who is mother to seven of the children, faces possible charges of drunken driving, as well as felony recklessly endangering safety because she was intoxicated while driving a vehicle that didn’t have enough seats for the number of passengers.

The children ranged in age from 2 to 17.

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