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Kyra Derouin, Minot, sentenced to two days served for driving drunk with child in the car

Kyra Ann Derouin, 25, Minot, was sentenced to the two days she already served in jail and $1,125 in fines for driving drunk on July 1 with a child in the car, speeding through a Minot trailer park and slamming into a parked vehicle.

Derouin pleaded guilty to the Class A misdemeanor in district court in Minot on Wednesday.

Judge Gary Lee also ordered her to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and to attend a victim impact panel.

According to an affidavit filed with the court, Derouin had two children in the front seat of the vehicle. Derouin’s lawyer disputed that and told the judge she had one child in the back seat of the vehicle.

Lee said it didn’t really matter where the child was in the vehicle or how many children there were, since she had pleaded guilty to driving drunk with a child in the vehicle.

Lee asked Derouin if she had a statement.

“There’s not much I can say,” said Derouin and declined to say anything further.

Derouin had been ordered to take part in Ward County’s 24/7 Sobriety Program while she was out on bond and the prosecution had accused her of failing to show up for testing on one occasion. However, that point was moot as Derouin will no longer be required to take part in the 24/7 Sobriety Program after she pleaded guilty to the offense.

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