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9-year-old jumps from vehicle, reports "very drunk" mother for DUI

Chari L. Littledog, 47 CBS/KHXL

(CBS/KHXL) GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A Great Falls woman was cited for her fourth DUI after her 9-year-old daughter told someone that her mother was "very drunk" and was driving around town with her in the passenger seat.

The Great Falls Tribune reports Chari L. Littledog, 47, was cited Saturday night for felony DUI. According to police, officers were called to the Town Pump gas station and told that a juvenile female had entered the convenience store crying and reported to the cashier her mother was drunk.

"(She) indicated that her mother was so drunk that she had driven into another vehicle in downtown Great Falls somewhere," the police affidavit states. "(She) stated that she was afraid for her safety so she jumped out of the vehicle and ran into Town Pump to avoid having to ride with her mother any further."

"As I stepped outside of Town Pump, (the daughter) pointed to a green car that was parked in front of Town Pump on the west side of the store," the affidavit states.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he says he found Littledog slumped over and passed out on the driver's seat with the keys still in the ignition. Littledog refused to complete a series of field sobriety tests; she claimed she had drunk 18 beers.

Police say preliminary alcohol screening showed Littledog had a blood alcohol content reading of .267, more than three times the legal limit. Littledog was jailed on $5,000 bail.


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