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Dixon mom arrested on DWI charges after crashing car with kids inside
DIXON, Mo. (July 3, 2009) — State troopers arrested a Dixon mother Friday afternoon on drunk driving charges after they say she totaled her car in a crash with her two children inside.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, Ashley M. Monell, 22, was southbound on Highway 133 about four miles south of Dixon when she failed to negotiate a curve about 12:30 p.m., ran her 1997 Plymouth Breeze off the right side of the roadway and hit a tree.

Monell, who was not wearing her seat belt, suffered minor injuries, as did her two children, Patricia T. Monell, 6, and Connor K. Monell, 4. Neither of the children were in child restraints, according to the state patrol report.

Ashley Monell was transported by Dixon Ambulance District paramedics to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, and at 3:15 p.m. was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, transported to the Pulaski County Jail, and subsequently released. Her son and daughter were transported to the same hospital by private vehicle.

The car was left at the crash scene.

In unrelated state patrol arrests earlier this week:

• Miguel A. Rosario, 45, of Dixon, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Saturday by troopers in Pulaski County in charges of being a chronic DWI offender, showing no proof of insurance, careless and imprudent driving, failure to use his seatbelt and driving while his license was revoked. Rosario was transported to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.

• Keshawn L. Viel, 22, of Opelousas, La., was arrested at 1:28 a.m. Sunday by troopers in Pulaski County on charges of driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving. Viel was transported to the Pulaski County Jail and subsequently released.

• Roy J. Odle, 23, of Grubville, was arrested at 2:19 a.m. Friday by troopers in Pulaski County on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, speeding, and a seat belt violation. Odle was transported to the Pulaski County Jail and subsequently released.

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