Port Woman Gets 4th OWI After Speeding
The officer noticed the woman speeding in Grafton, and then realized her license was also suspended before being able to pull her over off Highway 32 near Interstate 43.
A Port Washington resident faces charges for a 4th OWI incident after catching an officers attention while speeding.
Angela Smith, 45, of Port Washington, faces a misdemeanor charge of operating while intoxicated, 4th offense. If convicted, she faces fines of $2,000 and 60 days in jail, as well as up to 3 years of revocation of her license.
At about 1:22 a.m. Monday, an officer noticed a car driving above the speed limit on North Port Washington Road near Pawnee Drive in Grafton, according to a police report. In running the license plates, the officer noticed that the car owner’s driving privileges were suspended.
The officer followed the car onto the northbound ramp of Interstate 43, and then turned on his emergency lights to get the driver — Smith — to pull over, the report said. Smith continued — despite the officer’s spotlight also shining on the vehicle — traveling at a speed of 75 mph; she then took exit 93, toward Highway 32.
After turning right onto Hwy. 32, Smith pulled over, the report said. The officer made contact with her and noticed Smith that had glassy eyes and her movements seemed exaggerated, as well as a faint smell of alcohol on her breath.
Smith denied having anything at all to drink the night. The officer conducted a number of field sobriety tests, according to the report, and Smith was "unable to maintain her balance or follow his instructions."
A preliminary breath test showed a .10 blood alcohol content, the report said. Smith was also taken to the hospital for blood tests.
Smith has prior OWI convictions in February 1997, November 1999 and February 2008. She will appear in court at 10 a.m. April 10 in connection with the most recent incident.