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.