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Buckeye woman suspected of driving drunk with 6 kids in car

Posted: 3:49 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 21:49:58Z

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye say a woman has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk on Halloween night as she was taking six children trick-or-treating.

They say 41-year-old Veronica Lee King is jailed on suspicion of five counts of aggravated DUI and one count of having an open container of alcohol.
    
Police say five of the children were under the age of 10.
    
King reportedly drove her SUV off the road and into a ditch around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    
Police say King showed a number of signs of impairment including bloodshot and watery eyes, swaying, slurred speech and having a moderate odor of alcohol.
    
They say preliminary breath tests determined King had a blood-alcohol level of 0.165 percent, more than twice the legal limit for Arizona drivers.