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Published October 01 2012

Charge: Minnesota woman in DWI crash had 5 kids in car

BURNSVILLE, 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.