COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a South Florida woman
got behind the wheel of her minivan and passed out drunk, leaving
her two young children to wander nearly two miles away from their
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies say the 3-year-old boy and a
4-year-old girl were in the minivan with Brenda Lee Duclos
Wednesday. Investigators say the children wandered off after a
couple of hours. They were uninjured.
Deputies say Duclos was going to pick up her eldest child from
school when she passed out.
She is charged with driving under the influence and child
neglect. She refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. Duclos was
released on bond Friday, according to the sheriff's Web site.
Duclos' husband, Joseph, said his wife "did a stupid thing."
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