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Police: Woman drove drunk with 4 kids in car

A Woodbury woman allegedly drove drunk with four children in her car and another adult who was sober.

Cottage Grove police stopped a vehicle for a suspected speeding violation after 10 p.m. June 15 at 80th Street and Hinton Avenue. The driver, identified as 49-year-old Michelle M. Goetz, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. In the vehicle with her were two 16-year-olds, a 12-year-old and a 9-year-old. An adult female also was a passenger.

Goetz was booked into Washington County jail on suspicion of third-degree drunken driving, a gross misdemeanor.

The children were released to the adult passenger.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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