Published October 01 2012
Charge: Minnesota woman in DWI crash had 5 kids in carBURNSVILLE, Minn. — A Burnsville woman is accused of having five children in her car when she crashed while allegedly driving drunk last week.
The Dakota County Attorney's office has charged 30-year-old Amy Mullin with child endangerment, criminal vehicular operation and two counts of drunken driving, all gross misdemeanors.
Burnsville police found Mullin at the scene of a two-car accident. She initially told police she had four children in the car, ages 2, 4, 5 and 9 months.
The Star Tribune reports Mullin then admitted that a 7-year-old also had been in the car, and that she lied because two children had been buckled together in the front seat.
Mullin registered 0.15 percent on a blood-alcohol test — nearly twice Minnesota's legal limit.
Mullin tells WCCO-TV she hopes others learn from her story.