Mom Charged With Assault, Driving Drunk With Kids

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A West St. Paul mom has been charged with domestic assault, interfering with a 911 call and driving drunk with her kids in her car.

Police said on the night of Dec. 13, a man called 911 to report a domestic assault happening at a home in Empire Township. He said he was on the phone with his ex-girlfriend, Jolene Mae Oldenburg, when he heard screaming in the background.

While on the way over to the home, police received another call from Oldenburg’s mother saying that she was assaulted by Oldenburg, 29, and that she took off with her 2 children in the vehicle and was driving drunk.

Oldenburg’s mother said that her daughter had destroyed all the phones in the home so that she couldn’t call 911.

Police found out after talking with Oldenburg’s mom that Oldenburg was drunk and yelling for her kids to go to sleep and her mom told her to stop yelling at them. That’s when Oldenburg turned her anger on her mom, calling her names, pushing her to the ground and slapping her on the face.

She said she told her daughter that she was going to call 911, so Oldenburg took the batteries out of 3 phones, packed her kids up in the car and drove away with a half liter of vodka.

Oldenburg’s mother had to run to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

Eventually Oldenburg had returned to the apartment with her kids. Officer arrived to arrest her and found the vodka sitting in the rear passenger seat, where the two children would have sat with no booster seats.

The children’s father was called to pick them up so they could talk with Oldenburg alone.

Police could smell alcohol on her breath and said that she appeared to be under the influence.

She denied the incident at first, but later admitted driving drunk with the kids in the vehicle because she wanted to leave the scene because she said she was scared of her mother.

She took an intoxilyzer test at 2:16 a.m. on Dec. 14, and blew a 0.09.

According to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, she remains in custody.

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  • julie

    skanky wanky snail trail leavin morals of an alley cat HO!
    Forget the issues she has, she got the whole damn subscription.

  • julie

    Well let’s see if dad get’s custody of his children now he should but we do live in the state of Minnesota and we all know how Minnesota likes the children with the mother even if she is a drunk.

    • knows too much

      It’s not just the state of MN that prefers to give the kids to the mothers, just so you know.

  • Ignorance must be bliss

    I got an idea lets throw her in jail instead of getting treatment. That seems to be the way that we like to spend money, don’t help the problem just make it worse.

  • linda

    Jail is where criminals belong. Driving drunk, assault on mom, child abuse (endangering them). How about taking responsiblity for your actions. Then guess what- you might realize you have a problem & get the help you need. No one can make anyone change. It’s up to them. I know -I lived with an alcoholic over 20 years & always made sure he was held responsible for what he did. Finally HE decided enough was enough & stopped drinking.

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