A woman who endangered her severely autistic daughter while driving a motor home with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit was sentenced Monday in Yellowstone County District Court.  

Kelly Jean Woodruff, 44, was given a three-year deferred sentence for felony criminal endangerment.

Judge G. Todd Baugh ordered Woodruff to serve a concurrent six-month jail term, with all but 10 days suspended, for misdemeanor aggravated DUI.

Woodruff will receive credit for the 18 days she spent in jail after her arrest. She will also get credit for those days toward the $500 fine she was ordered to pay.

Woodruff was arrested April 1 by a Billings police officer who stopped a motor home on Avenue B after watching it being driven erratically.

A breath test showed Woodruff had a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Woodruff's 16-year-old daughter, who has severe autism, was found under a blanket in the motor home.     

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State courts reporter for the Billings Gazette.