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November 2, 2010
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Judge chastises mom of 12-year-old driver for 'pocketful of excuses'

A Gardnerville woman who admitted letting her 12-year-old son drive because she was too drunk was told Tuesday to stop making excuses for the "absolute evilness" of her behavior.

Misty McCollister, 35, pleaded guilty to attempted child abuse or neglect and faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine at her Dec. 14 sentencing.

She was arrested Oct. 17 near the intersection of El Dorado Drive and Village Way in Gardnerville after a Douglas County reserve deputy reported seeing a brown Buick headed north on Highway 395 weaving in and out of the travel lane and varying …

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