Minnesota Mother Known for Drunk Driving is Arrested Again in Illinois
A woman who crashed her car north of Rochester last year while driving drunk was recently picked up again for DUI.
Labeled as "One of the Worst DUI Offenders in the U.S." by police, Tasha Lynn Schleicher of New Hope, Minnesota, was arrested Tuesday evening in Riverside, Illinois, after she was allegedly found passed out at the wheel per ABC 7 out of Chicago. The mother, who's 41, has 12 children, although all of them, but one has been taken away from her by the state of Minnesota for her excessive drunk-driving convictions.
Also according to the story, she said of this arrest that she had dropped off the only child still in her custody – her 15-year-old son – in Illinois earlier that evening, so he could "party" over spring break. The boy has not yet been located by authorities.
According to MPR, she now has DWI convictions in five states besides Minnesota, where she made headlines last September when she was spotted driving erratically on Highway 52 near Oronoco. It was later learned that she was breastfeeding her baby with five young kids also inside the vehicle.
Her BAC that time was .16 and she was also 7 months pregnant. The trial for this particular incident actually begins in Rochester, on Monday.