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DWI suspect faces child endangerment charge

A Plainview, Minn., woman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving drunk while four children were in her vehicle.

Emeralde Shelyese Glasper, 29, was formally charged with DWI, child endangerment, driving without a driver's license and child passenger restraint violations in a Goodhue County court complaint filed March 18.

According to that complaint, Glasper was stopped on Highway 52 north of County Road 7 just before midnight March 17. Officers had noticed her vehicle swerving between the center and fog lines.

Glasper failed three field sobriety tests, the complaint states. A breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .171, more than twice Minnesota's legal limit of .08.

The four children were sleeping when Glasper was pulled over, the complaint states. A 2-month-old was not properly strapped into a car seat that was facing forward and not attached to any base. A 3-year-old was in a booster seat, but not strapped in at all, and a 6-year-old was in a regular seat belt, but should have been in a booster seat, the complaint says. A 9-year-old was in the front passenger seat.

Glasper later told police that she had consumed three wine coolers and did not feel the effects of the alcohol as she drove.

Glasper was being held in the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $12,000 bail as of late Tuesday morning. She will make her first court appearance April 4.

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