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Woman gets DUI driving daughter for Trick-or-Treat

By Associated Press
Published On: Nov 04 2013 09:49:13 AM MST
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BILLINGS, Mont. -

A Billings woman is charged with drunken driving while taking her 13-year-old daughter and two friends Trick-or-Treating.
    
34-year-old Summer Breeze Merrill also is charged with three counts of felony child endangerment. She made an initial appearance in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Friday, where bail was set at $20,000. She is scheduled to appear in District Court on Thursday.
    
Court records say Merrill was driving the girls around a neighborhood at about 7 p.m. Thursday when she started arguing with her daughter. The other girls said Merrill stopped the car, kicked them out and continued to drive. The friends called 911 and reported they thought they saw Merrill drinking alcohol.
    
Police stopped Merrill's car. Court records say she failed field sobriety tests.