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Milwaukee woman arrested for third OWI offense

Posted on in Drunk Driving

Motorists are expected to follow the rules of the road. If police officers believe they have observed a traffic violation, the officer can pull that motorist over. In some cases, it might not be apparent that the driver has violated a traffic law. However, this doesn't mean that they will not face a citation. In fact, some motorists could face serious penalties for the traffic crimes they are accused of.

According to recent reports, a Milwaukee woman was arrested after police officers apparently observed the 37-year-old woman's 8-year-old son driving her vehicle. Based on preliminary reports, a Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy observed the woman's vehicle entering the on-ramp of Highway 145 at West Fond du Lac Avenue while her young child was seated on her lap.

Her young son was allegedly steering the vehicle for her. When a traffic stop was conducted, the driver apparently refused to cooperate. According to reports, the driver showed visible signs of impairment and failed the sobriety test conducted at the scene.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving - third offense with a minor in the vehicle, since she has reportedly been convicted of two OWIs in the past. She also faces charges for second-degree reckless endangering safety, operating after revocation - OWI and an interlock ignition device violation.

When an individual is accused of drunk driving, it is important to understand that they have rights and options. Those accused of a crime are afforded the right to initiate a criminal defense, which could help a defendant reduce or dismiss the charges against them.

Source: Patch.com, " Drunk Woman Arrested for Allowing 8-Year-Old Son to Drive on Highway," Scott Anderson, May 6, 2017

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