Tasha Lynn Schleicher, 41, has achieved an ignoble distinction after being arrested for DUI in Illinois. The arrest of the Minnesota mother of 11 was her 12th arrest in ten states. She is now charged with two counts of felony aggravated drunk driving, two counts of misdemeanor drunk driving, not having vehicle insurance, driving with a revoked license and transportation of open alcohol while driving.
Schleicher was arrested in Riverside, Illinois after police said she tried to fill her 2005 Nissan Maxima with kerosene. They took a photo of an open bottle in the car and reported a refusal to take a sobriety test as well as signs of intoxication. She was also reportedly combative and claimed to be experiencing a miscarriage. She was taken to a hospital, which confirmed that she was not pregnant.
This was her 12th arrest. In addition to Illinois, she has arrests in Kentucky, Wisconsin, Indiana, California, Oregon and Minnesota. She also has outstanding warrants in Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon.
It is a particularly sad story of alcoholism where all of her 11 children have been taken from her.