Woman sentenced for DUI with kids in car

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A woman was sentenced on Thursday for driving drunk in 2015 with her two children in the car.

Breannda Bo Romero, 27, appeared before District Judge Mary Jane Knisely, who sentenced her to three years in the custody of the Montana Department of Corrections, all suspended, and a $2,500 fine for felony criminal endangerment.

Knisely also sentenced Romero to 12 months in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility with all but 30 days suspended and a $250 fine for misdemeanor driving under the influence, the same for misdemeanor being a habitual traffic offender while driving and a suspended six-month sentence to the county jail and a $500 fine for resisting arrest.

All of the sentences are to run concurrent to each other. Knisely also dismissed a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct as part of a plea deal that included Thursday’s sentences.

Charging documents say that police were called to a Billings apartment on Oct. 7, 2015, after somebody reported Romero earlier demanded they watch her children so she could go out.

While police were there, they saw Romero pull into the parking lot and found two children, ages 2 and 5 at the time, in the vehicle’s back seat. Court documents say that Romero appeared intoxicated while speaking with police, had difficulty following instructions, tried to walk away at one point and resisted and screamed profanities during her arrest.


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