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Des Moines mom accused of leaving kids in car to buy alcohol

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Des Moines mother is charged with child endangerment after police say she left her three young children in a car while she went into a bar to buy alcohol.

According to a police report, 29-year-old Debbie Koffa had stopped by Donna's Lounge, asking a bartender for a drink. The bartender called police after suspecting Koffa already was intoxicated by the way she spoke and walked, and after Koffa's boyfriend said three children were in her car outside.

When officers arrived, they found Koffa sitting in her car with three small children, all under the age of 4. Police arrested Koffa early Sunday, and they say she admitted to drinking at a party beforehand.

It wasn't immediately known if Koffa has an attorney.

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