Alleged Fifth-Time OWI Offender Could Go to Prison
Dousman woman could face six years after arrest Thursday in Tosa for fifth drunken driving offense for going wrong way on boulevard.
A 50-year-old Dousman woman who was arrested Thursday after she was spotted driving the wrong way on West Burleigh Street in Wauwatosa has now been charged with her fifth drunk driving offense.
Kari L. Campbell was charged Saturday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration. If convicted, she could face up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 11:56 p.m. Thursday, a Wauwatosa police officer on patrol in the 10200 block of West Burleigh Street saw Campbell driving her Mini Cooper westbound in the eastbound lanes of the divided roadway.
The officer tried to pull Campbell over with lights and siren, but she continued another six blocks before she finally stopped.
Campbell told the officer she thought she was lost and had drunk “a beer or two.” She agreed to take field sobriety tests, which she failed.
A Breathalyzer test showed Campbell had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 at the time of the incident, which is more than twice the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.
Campbell was previously convicted of OWI once in 1993, twice in 1995 and once in 1996. She’s currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on $750 bond.