Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment Charges....

Posted On November 12, 2009 by Charles Ramsay

Recently, a headline from various Minnesota publications - Drunken Mother Led Chase, Her Two Kids in Tow â?? captured my attention. A Woman had her two sons, ages 2 and 4, in a car and an open bottle of rum in a diaper bag when she led police on a chase last week in western Hennepin County, police said Wednesday.

This is, indeed, a tragic situation. In 2008, 7 percent of children age 14 and younger killed in car crashes were passengers in a car with a drunken driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hennepin County alone usually sees three to four cases a year involving a parent who has been drinking and is driving with child/children in the car.

Please note, that merely being charged with child endangerment has consequences that are much more severe than a drunk driving conviction, which are potential loss of license, potential jail, fines, probation, etc. If child endangerment charges are filed, it's possible for child protection to become involved and, in extreme cases, the state can take away a parents' children.

If you are facing similar charges,



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