An Omaha woman with a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit is accused of driving drunk, crashing her vehicle with three children inside.

The 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, crashing into a fixed object and three counts of child neglect, according to an Omaha Police Department report. Neither the children, ages 4, 7 and 9, nor the driver was injured.

The driver’s blood alcohol level, according to the report, was .285. It’s illegal in Nebraska to drive with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above.

Police were called to the area of 27th and R Streets just before 11 p.m. Monday. Officers found a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe that had struck a utility pole and a driver with “a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath.”

The woman failed a field sobriety test and was taken to police headquarters, where her blood alcohol level was measured. Officers drove the children home.

Kevin Cole covers Omaha crime and public safety news. Follow him on Twitter @KevinColeOmaha. Phone: 402-444-1272.

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