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Alleged DUI grandma due in court

October 12, 2011 |  8:10 am

Marie Shipley accused DUI grandmotherA woman arrested on suspicion of driving drunk with her three grandchildren, one of whom fell out of the car while it was moving, is expected to make her first court appearance Wednesday.

Marie Shipley, 55, of Lancaster was booked on felony drunk-driving charges.

She had been driving Monday afternoon with three grandsons, ages 7, 11, and 13, in Apollo Park in Lancaster, according to a police report.

The boys began arguing and jumped out of the moving car, the report said.

As Shipley began to pull away, one of the boys tried to get back in the car, but Shipley accelerated and the boy tumbled and fell, according to the report.

She stopped when she heard the boy crying and took them home.

Shipley's daughter took the boy to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

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