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Intoxicated Woman Drives Car into Church on Christmas Eve

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Mary Madeline Kaufelt Mary Madeline Kaufelt

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—A 21-year-old woman is facing charges after she drove her car off the road and into a church early Christmas Eve morning.

Around 2:15 a.m. on Dec. 24, officers responded to Epiphany Lutheran Church at 1400 Horsepen Road for a report of a single-vehicle accident. Mary Madeline Kaufelt was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Kaufelt was not injured in the crash. The building suffered minor damage, but remains structurally sound and Christmas Eve services are expected to go on as scheduled.


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