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Police: Wisconsin Woman Was Drunk in A Car Accident in Minnesota Involving 3 Kids

Updated: 07/12/2014 8:23 PM
Created: 07/12/2014 2:08 PM KAALtv.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota prosecutors say a Wisconsin woman was drunk when her minivan with her three young children inside flipped onto its side, injuring her 8-year-old son.

34-year-old Christal Jean Luellen was charged Friday with five criminal counts.

Prosecutors say the New Richmond, Wisconsin, woman had five drinks at a St. Paul bar Thursday night. She was driving early Friday morning with her 4-year-old daughter and two sons, ages 8 and 12.

A State Patrol trooper found the minivan on its side and the 8-year-old bleeding heavily from a facial injury. The other two kids weren't hurt.

Prosecutors say a breath test administered at the scene registered twice the legal limit.

Online court records didn't list a defense attorney for Luellen on Saturday.

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Mugshot of Christal Jean Luellen
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