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North Liberty woman accused of driving drunk with child in car

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NORTH LIBERTY (KWWL) -

A North Liberty woman faces charges after police say she was driving drunk with her child in the car.

North Liberty police officers went to Sarah Lynn Swaney's home on Thursday night to wait for her to return after receiving calls complaining of her driving.  One caller told police that there was a child in the car that was not buckled up and was looking through the back window.

Police say that when Swaney, 37, arrived at the home, she was using her car to help her stand up.  They also say that Swaney refused to complete sobriety tests because she couldn't keep her balance.

Officers say a preliminary breath test should Swaney having a blood-alcohol level of .248, more than three times the legal limit.

Swaney is charged with operating while intoxicated and child endangerment.

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