ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Rochester mother has pleaded guilty to driving drunk with five of her children in her vehicle and been sentenced to a year in jail.

Authorities say 42-year-old Tasha Schleicher in September 2017 drove drunk, sideswiped a median cable barrier, then exited the highway and pulled over to breast feed her baby along the side of the road.

She lost custody of her children and was charged with child endangerment, drunken driving and failing to have a driver’s license. She pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor drunken driving and all other charges were dismissed.

Schleicher also was sentenced last week in Hennepin County District Court after being convicted of felony drunken driving stemming from an October 2017 arrest in Bloomington. She was sentenced to nearly 3 1/2 years in prison.

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  1. Tom Young says:

    I spent years as a drug and alcohol abuse counselor and what I observed about female addicts was that they were often suffering from many other afflictions before they got treatment. That is to say, men found their way to treatment centers without having much of a history of other calamities, whereas women were often sexual abuse victims, victims of domestic abuse, eating disorders, victims of sex discrimination in the workforce, etc., before ending up in rehab.