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WI authorities: Mom, grandma driving high with young kids in car

There were three kids in the car, none more than two years old.

A Wisconsin mom is facing jail time for allegedly driving high while her three small children were in the car with her. 

The 21-year-old Washburn resident was pulled over for "illegal window tint" in Ashland on Thursday, according to the Ashland Daily Press. 

The paper says the state trooper noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car, and that the driver and her 49-year-old mother then handed over drug paraphernalia. 

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the driver "admitted to smoking marijuana with her mother prior to being stopped by the trooper,” according to the Star Tribune, which notes the ages of the kids in the car as 1 month, 1 year and 2 years old. 

The paper says the young mom was jailed on multiple offenses related to driving high, and also ticketed for driving on a suspended license.

It's not clear if the children's grandmother was also arrested. 

Due to the wide range of possible criminal charges stemming from the incident, the mom is facing some pretty serious penalties. In Wisconsin, getting busted for impaired driving with a minor in the car carries a penalty of up to six months in jail, plus fines; operating a vehicle on a suspended license can get you up to a year in jail; and marijuana possession can result in up to 6 months of jail time. 

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