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A 41-year-old Boston woman, apparently unaware her children had sent her a text message about where they were, was arrested for drunken driving and other charges by State Police about 4 p.m. Monday after she went to look for them at the Boston Free Library and crashed into the building as she was driving away.

library workers told her they would call police in the search for her children, but Julie L. Turner left, unaware that on her cell phone was a text message from her children telling her they were at a neighbor’s house. After the crash troopers took her to see her children and then arrested her for driving while intoxicated, refusing to submit to a breath test and speeding before the crash. She faces Boston Town Court proceedings in about two weeks.

There was no estimate of the cost of the damage to the library building.