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Woman charged with child abuse for driving drunk

WAGNER -- A woman was arrested for child abuse for driving intoxicated with children in the vehicle. On Feb. 1, Angelique Drapeau, 42, of Wagner, was pulled over for a broken tail light. Because there were two children in the back seat, the offic...

WAGNER - A woman was arrested for child abuse for driving intoxicated with children in the vehicle.

On Feb. 1, Angelique Drapeau, 42, of Wagner, was pulled over for a broken tail light. Because there were two children in the back seat, the officer let Drapeau leave, but a man allegedly approached and said Drapeau was intoxicated.

The officer found Drapeau again and arrested her. A preliminary breath test registered a 0.168 percent blood-alcohol content, and Drapeau said she drank five shots of vodka and a malt beverage, court documents state.

Drapeau was charged with child abuse, a class 4 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine; and first-offense DUI, a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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