A Rollingstone woman is charged with drunken driving and child endangerment after a brief run from the police Sunday evening.
Courtney Lynn Marxhausen, 33, is charged with fleeing in a motor vehicle, second-degree drunken driving, second-degree test refusal and child endangerment after being pulled over at 5:38 p.m. Sunday.
A Winona County Deputy stopped the vehicle Marxhausen was in near Ruppechts Valley Road and County Road 20 after noticing it was going about 15 mph under the speed limit, the driver looked suspiciously young and neither the driver nor passenger were wearing seat belts.
According to the sheriff’s department, when the deputy stopped, Marxhausen got out of the passenger side and got in the driver’s side of the car when ordered back in, while the driver slid into the passenger side.
The deputy reported that Marxhausen was staggering when outside of the car and appeared intoxicated when he spoke to her in the car.
When the deputy returned to his vehicle, Marxhausen accelerated quickly and drove erratically for about a mile before stopping again.
Marxhausen was arrested and the previous driver was determined to be a 12-year-old girl, who told deputies she had driven because Marxhausen had been drinking at the Winona Bowl beforehand.