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Woman Sentenced for Driving Drunk and Crashing with Children in Her Vehicle
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Kyra Larae Lindsey, age 31 of Rochester, was sentenced today to 5 days in jail, 15 days of electronic home monitoring and one year of probation by Judge Joseph Carter in connection with drinking, driving and crashing her vehicle on Highway 52 near Hampton at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Monday, February 28, 2011 with her five children in the car.  Four of the children suffered minor injuries.  Lindsey pled guilty last November to two counts of Criminal Vehicular Operation and one count of Child Endangerment (all gross misdemeanors).  As part of her sentence the Defendant must attend a victim impact panel and complete a chemical dependency evaluation. 
Additional facts pertaining to this case can be found at the Criminal Complaint Search.
Backstrom commented: “Driving under the influence and endangering your children in this manner is an extremely serious matter.  It is fortunate that more serious injuries did not occur in this crash.”
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.