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Police: 5-month-old unrestrained, driver DWI

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Posted: Jun 18, 2010 11:18 AM
Updated: Jun 18, 2010 11:47 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: West Monroe, Calhoun, La., Karissa Strickland

West Monroe police pulled over a car in which a child was not restrained and ended up booking the driver for a third driving under the influence charge.

The News Star reported Friday that Karissa Strickland, 32 of Calhoun, La., was stopped by West Monroe Police on Friday.

According to an arrest affidavit, when the officer approached the suspect, he detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana. Reportedly Strickland admitted to smoking marijuana and taking
drugs. A search of her purse revealed numerous other drugs for which she had no prescription.

The suspect reportedly told police she was required to have an interlock device, but did not.

Strickland was taken to West Monroe Correctional Center and booked for DWI 3-child endangerment, interlock device required, and possession of a drugs.

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