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Charges: Woman was 4 times over the limit with infant in the back seat

Her child was fortunately not harmed.
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A mother has been charged after authorities say she was four times over the legal driving limit while her infant child was in the back seat.

The sheriff's office in Cass County, North Dakota, says 36-year-old Amber Douglas, of Fargo, was stopped north of Horace after a driver noticed a vehicle "driving all over the road."

Douglas was behind the wheel and came to a stop at an intersection before police arrived.

When they eventually got to the scene, they found her child – who is under a year-old – in the back seat while Douglas showed signs of impairment, the sheriff's office says.

She was taken the station where she gave a blood sample that registered four times over the legal limit of 0.08.

She was taken to Cass County Jail after being medically cleared, while the child – who was unharmed – was released to their father.

Douglas has been charged with DUI while accompanied by a minor, a misdemeanor, and a felony charge of aggravated reckless endangerment.

According to North Dakota laws, the penalty for a DUI with a minor in the vehicle is up to a year imprisonment and/or a $2,000 fine.

The felony charge of aggravated reckless endangerment could carry a much stiffer penalty, with Severson, Wogsland & Liebl law noting it is considered a felony if the person displays "extreme indifference" to the value of another person's life.

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