Woman accused of crashing car with child inside charged with DWI


Tonia Dockter, 42, of Anoka County, has been charged with impaired driving and child endangerment after her car crashed into a ditch with her 8-year-old inside, KARE 11 reports.

Those who came to Dockter's aid after the Saturday crash at Anoka County Road 9 and 184th Lane Northwest in Oak Grove Township said she initially tried to drive away, and had locked herself in the vehicle. But the car caught fire, and her child scrambled into the back seat and out an open back door, KARE reported over the weekend in a story about the rescuers. They ultimately helped drag Dockter out, too.

Witnesses told police that the Toyota that Dockter was driving was weaving and went into the ditch twice before crashing, according to the complaint, ABC Newspapers reports.

WCCO says the complaint says authorities reported that Dockter was asking herself aloud, "Why do I keep drinking?"

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