Police arrest couple driving drunk with children in back seat

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico couple has been arrested for DWI, and had three kids in the car at the time.

Officers spotted what they thought was a possible drunk driver in Farmington last week.

When they tried to stop the car, they say the driver, 26-year-old Shelton Johnson, refused to stop and then slowed down to about 5 mph.

When officers saw three children in the car, they decided to use a PIT maneuver to stop it.

Witnesses then informed them the passenger, 31-year-old Philleria Phillips, had been driving the vehicle but switched seats minutes before the officers arrived.

Police say she too was drunk.

The children are now in state custody.

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