A mother had five of her children in her vehicle when she drove drunk and veered into a median cable barrier at highway speed near Rochester, then was found at the scene breast-feeding her baby, according to authorities.
Tasha L. Schleicher, 40, of Rochester, was charged Monday in Olmsted County District Court with felony first-degree drunken driving, child endangerment and driving without a valid license. Schleicher remains jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail ahead of an Oct. 4 court appearance.
Schleicher’s driving history includes three drunken driving convictions in the past 10 years, two in Wisconsin in 2008 and another in Kentucky in 2009. She also was charged in Hennepin County in 2015 for possessing marijuana in a vehicle. That count was dismissed in exchange for her pleading guilty to giving police a false name.