Sheriff’s Office: ‘Kids’ lives are in jeopardy’

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OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. – Drunk driving lands a woman in jail for the second time.

This time, she had her kids in the car.

In 2006, Felicia Ragsdale was convicted of killing a man when she drove under the influence.

Fueled by alcohol, Ragsdale drove drunk and crashed into a car, killing Garland Hill.

He was a father and a husband.

Fast forward to Tuesday night, Deputies say her nine-month-old boy and 10-year-old little girl were in the back seat of her car, along for another drunken drive.

“Kids’ lives are in jeopardy,” said Mark Meyers with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Meyers says Ragsdale made a wrong turn into Tinker Air Force Base.

Deputies rescued the kids and arrested Ragsdale.

Then they realized she had been here before, eight years ago, when she crashed into Hill.

Officials say Hill died on impact.

Documents say she was going 61 MPH in a 30 MPH zone the night she crashed into Hill.

She told police she had seven beers before driving.

A judge sentenced her to ten years in jail and ten years probation.

Court records show that former Judge Virgil Black let Ragsdale go after she served ten months of her time.

When Ragsdale landed in front of the police lights this time, deputies say she couldn’t even finish the field sobriety test.

Her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

“When you think about this, you think about the children and just how sad and tragic it is for them,” said Meyers.

The District Attorney says it’s likely Ragsdale will have to serve the rest of her time for Hill’s death.

She will also likely serve time for the recent DUI and child endangerment case.

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