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OWI Arrest with Kids in Car

(La Porte, IN) - She had her kids in the car while driving erratically on a local highway.  Brandi Burkhart is now facing charges of Operating While Intoxicated in La Porte Circuit Court. 


According to La Porte County Police, another driver on April 27 reported the woman was traveling all over the roadway in a 911 call last week.  The caller followed the driver until the officer got there and pulled her over on U.S. 6 in Westville.


Police said Burkhart of Portage had a blood alcohol level of .18-percent.  The charge was upgraded from a Class A misdemeanor to a Level 6 felony because children were riding with her, police said.  Police said her two sons were in car restraint seats.

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