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Mother of 5 charged with DUI with children in van

A Fort Wayne woman has been charged with drunken driving while her five children were in her minivan.
The Journal Gazette reports ( ) 31-year-old Melissa Wilkinson had children ages 6 to 12 with her when she was arrested Saturday. Court documents show she had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Court documents show Wilkinson was charged with operating a vehicle as a habitual violator and five counts each of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 18 and neglect of a dependent. She also faces a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
She could not be reached for comment because there was no telephone listing for her. Court documents didn't list an attorney.
Information from: The Journal Gazette,

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