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    Police: Woman Drives Drunk With 5 Kids in Minivan
    Rhode Island State Police
    Leah Duran of Woonsocket, Rhode Island

    A Rhode Island woman has been charged with driving drunk with five children in a minivan, according to state police.

    Leah Duran, of Woonsocket, was charged Wednesday with multiple offenses including operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs. Police say her blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.

    Authorities say they responded to Lincoln Woods State Park on a report of a possibly drunk woman preparing to drive away with children in a minivan. Authorities say Duran tried to flee and backed into a police vehicle when approached by officers.

    The children were taken to relatives. Police didn't disclose the relationship between Duran and the children.

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    Duran was released and ordered to appear in court July 24. A phone listing for her could not be found.

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