ROCKLAND, Maine — A 34-year-old Washington woman will spend 10 days in jail after admitting to driving drunk with three children in the car.
Crystal A. Saunders pleaded guilty Thursday in Rockland District Court to operating under the influence. In exchange for her guilty pleas, the charges of endangering the welfare of a child were dismissed.
Saunders was also fined $1,000 and had her license suspended for 150 days.
Saunders was arrested on the night of Aug. 30 in Rockland after police had received two earlier reports that she was drunk and driving with her children. The second report came from a member of the Rockland Public Works Department, who spotted the car and reported the driver’s erratic driving to police.
There were three children — ages 13, 12 and 4 — in the vehicle, according to police at the time of the arrests. The children were turned over to other family members.
The start of her jail sentence was stayed until Oct. 3.