Woman sentenced for driving under influence of drugs

October 2, 2018


A Sun Prairie woman will serve five years in prison for driving under the influence of marijuana, her seventh operating while intoxicated offense.

In Sauk County Circuit Court on Monday, 27-year-old Bridgett M. Manning pleaded no contest to the felony charge. Two other charges were dismissed.

In addition to her five-year prison sentence, she was ordered to serve an additional five years on probation and will face driving and other restrictions upon her release.

According to the criminal complaint, Manning was unable to stay within her lane and had near crashes with other vehicles Oct. 13, 2017, while driving on Interstate 90/94 in the town of Fairfield.

A state trooper pulled her over after observing the vehicle constantly changing speeds and swerving.

The trooper reported that Manning slurred her speech, had constricted pupils, and cotton mouth that resulted in foaming from the corners of her mouth.

The complaint says she failed sobriety tests, and a blood analysis later found marijuana and morphine in her system.

According to records from the Division of Motor Vehicles, Manning was convicted of six operating while intoxicated offenses between 2011 and 2016.

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