'Furry Slipper' Wearing Woman Cited For Drunk Driving, Police Say

Woman turns down a ride home from a limo driver, runs a stop sign after having a few beers, and then tries to do a mea culpa with the arresting officer, according to a report by the Caledonia Police.

A 40-year-old Caledonia woman cited for suspicion of drunk driving probably should have taken her friend up on a limousine ride home on Saturday.

The woman was also cited for having a prohibited blood-alcohol content, failing to stop at a stop sign and operating a car without insurance, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department.

A Caledonia Police officer saw the woman driving a 2013 Kia Optima as she failed to stop at a stop sign at 11:25 p.m. Saturday on Six Mile and Middle roads. A limousine was following the woman to her house and was being driven by a friend.

After conducting a traffic stop, the woman had trouble finding her driver’s license, but the officer saw that she had it in her wallet. Instead, the woman gave the officer her credit card. Smelling alcohol, the officer asked her she had been drining and the woman told the officer “she had a few beers” at her friend’s house in Cudahy, according to the police report.

The driver of the limousine told the police that he offered the woman a ride home because he knew she had been drinking, but the woman refused to take him up on his offer and he was following her home.

Because of the cold temperatures and because the woman was wearing “furry 8-inch high slippers,” the officer told the woman he wanted her to go to the South Shore Fire Station to do a field sobriety test. The woman went to the station and while taking off her slippers during the test she fell twice, according to the police report.

While at the police station the officer noted in the report that the woman had several mood changes.  She called him “Honey” or “Sweetie” and asked him if he wanted to “‘spar naked’ with her” because she had a black belt in martial arts. The woman also cried, said she lived with her parents and that they were going to be angry with her. Turning her anger at the police officer, the woman told him that he was “ruining her life.”

The woman’s blood-alcohol level was .20, well over the legal limit, according to the report.

The limousine driver then took the woman home.

Caledonia Retiree January 22, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Why didn't the so-called friend driving the limo take away her car keys? What if there was another car coming when she went through the stop sign? Also, a .20 BAC results from more than "a few drinks". It results from a LOT of drinks!!
arh January 23, 2013 at 03:06 PM
How do you decide which suspects to name and which to keep anonymous?
Avenging Angel January 24, 2013 at 03:52 PM
I was wondering the same thing.
Taj January 25, 2013 at 04:29 AM
I agree to that question first off.... and secondly wether right or wrong who are you people to degrade this woman that is still human by calling her a name!!?? The fuzzy boot woman come on guys it is wrong! This womans stuff shouldn't be out on here like that im sure she's humiliated enough! You people are wrong for posting this...
Jim Price January 29, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Hi, @arh. Patch follows the same policy as most newspapers and other mainstream media. We do not name most criminal suspects until they are charged with a crime – after a district attorney has reviewed the case and decided that there is sufficient evidence to file such a charge and a judge has also reviewed it and decided there is probable cause that a crime has been committed. You might look at this case and suppose that there is already a preponderance of evidence against the suspect, but evidence can be questioned in a number of ways, and in many cases charges are not brought despite good police work. In the case of a suspected first offender – and this story does not say whether this was a first or subsequent suspected offense – we face the quandary that in Wisconsin, a first OWI arrest is a municipal citation, which is in itself a charging document. It isn't reviewed by a DA or signed off on by a circuit judge. Under those circumstances, we could name the defendant under our own policy, but we usually choose not to because it does not seem fair to expose a first offender to public humiliation that we do not, under the same policy, subject a multiple offender to until charged by a judge at law. Hope this helps.


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