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Police: Woman drove drunk in Cottage Grove with 4 kids in car

A Woodbury woman allegedly drove drunk with four children in her car and another adult who was sober.

Cottage Grove police stopped a vehicle for a suspected speeding violation after 10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at 80th Street and Hinton Avenue. The driver, identified as 49-year-old Michelle M. Goetz, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. In the vehicle with her were two 16-year-olds, a 12-year-old and a 9-year-old. An adult female also was a passenger.

Goetz was booked into Washington County jail on suspicion of third-degree drunken driving, a gross misdemeanor.

The children were released to the adult passenger, according to the police report.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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