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Oklahoma City police arrested a woman last week in southwest Oklahoma City. Officers said she was passed out drunk in the cold foods section of a grocery store.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm •  Published: November 10, 2010
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A woman found passed out in an Oklahoma City grocery store as her children played nearby answered "not enough" when a police officer asked her how much she'd had to drink, according to a police report released Wednesday.

Police arrested Kimberly Marie Williams, 25, of Oklahoma City, about 12:20 p.m. Nov. 4 at Buy For Less, 2701 SW 29, police Sgt. Faustino Sanchez wrote in the report.

Williams was booked into Oklahoma County jail on complaints of public drunkenness and causing a minor to be in need of supervision. She was in jail Wednesday with bail set at $1,000. She had not been charged.

Sanchez said he found Williams in the cold food section of the store with her children sitting on the floor playing. She had an odor of alcohol on her breath and slurred speech, and could not stand up, Sanchez wrote in the report.

Williams' 7-year-old daughter told Sanchez her mom "gets like this every day," according to the report.

Williams told police she had no relatives to care for her children and their father was in prison. The 7-year-old girl and Williams' two other children, a 3-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy, were placed in state Department of Human Services custody.

Williams pleaded guilty in September 2009 to a misdemeanor Oklahoma County charge of being drunk in a public place and received a deferred sentence, court records show.

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