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State Patrol: Woodinville Couple Caught on I-405 With Three Kids in Trunk

A Woodinville couple was arrested Sunday after they were allegedly caught speeding on Interstate 405 with the woman's three children and a small dog locked in the trunk.

 

A Woodinville couple was arrested Sunday after they were allegedly caught speeding on Interstate 405 in Bothell with the woman's three children and a small dog locked in the trunk, according to The Herald.

The woman was pulled over by a Washington State Patrol trooper just before 11 a.m. in Bothell going 77 mph in a 60-mph zone, trooper Keith Leary said. 

She didn't say anything about the children until about 30 minutes into the roadside stop when the trooper heard thumping coming from the trunk and asked about the noise, the report said. 

The children, an 8-year-old girl, and two boys, 5 and 7, were taken into protective custody – and reportedly fed lunch by troopers after the kids said they hadn't eaten since the day before.

A guitar and a snowboard filled up the backseat, the report said. A search of the car reportedly turned up heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills in the car. 

The woman, 28, and her fiancé, 27, were taken to the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of drug charges. The dog was taken to a shelter.

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