Minn. woman accused of operating day care while drunk

9:34 AM, Oct 19, 2013   |    comments
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MOORHEAD, Minn. - A Moorhead woman is accused of being drunk while caring for children at a day care she operates in her home.

Jayne Cote, 54, is charged with four gross misdemeanor counts of neglect or endangerment of a child.

Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says when police performed a welfare check at the day care on Oct. 2, Cote's blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent. That's more than twice Minnesota's legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.

KFGO-AM reports court documents say the investigation began after a concerned parent notified Clay County Social Services.

Social Services has temporarily suspended Cote's day care license pending the outcome of the case.

Cote's home phone is disconnected.

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