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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 (http://bit.ly/17g9MAM ) 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.
    
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Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net

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