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8-year-old girl dragged by car as she tried to stop her mother from driving drunk

By Mason White 2:21 PM August 3, 2015
Rena Mae Giancherio 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A young girl’s life was placed in danger when her mother dragged her with a car.

The mother of Minnesota, was arrested and charged with drunk driving after allegedly driving away while her 8-year-old daughter clung to the outside of the car.

Police were called after Rena Mae Giancherio, drove away from her house with the child clinging to the car around 3:30 p.m.

Police said that the mother went to buy alcohol while her daughter begged her not to drive because she was drunk.

Neighbors saw the girl hanging on the handle of the vehicle and banging on the window, but Giancherio drove off, ignoring her daughter.

She continued driving when the 8-year-old girl fell down on the street. That is when neighbors decided to call the police.

A breathalyzer test measured her blood alcohol content at more than three times the legal limit.

Giancherio was charged with driving while intoxicated and child abuse charges in connection with the incident on Monday.