Liberal police: Woman arrested for DUI while children inside SUV

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Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 4:50 PM CDT
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LIBERAL, Kan. (KWCH) - Liberal police arrested a 31-year-old woman on Wednesday after they say she was driving drunk with her children inside the vehicle.

Around 6:40 a.m., officers went to the 600 block of N. Pershing Ave. where they found a vehicle at the residence.

Through their investigation, they learned the woman was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer under the influence of alcohol with her children inside ins the SUV. The oldest child, her 14-year-old son, was in the passenger seat and became scared for himself and his siblings. He reached over, put the vehicle in neutral and steered it to the side of the road.

Police arrested the woman for driving under the influence, aggravated child endangerment, and intimidation of a victim. She was also charged with domestic battery and criminal damage stemming from an incident at a different location.

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