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Waupun woman charged with 4th OWI

September 25, 2018

A 47-year-old Waupun woman was charged Monday with 4th OWI.

Kimberly J. Bagneski is charged with felony operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated as repeat offender. If convicted, she faces up to eight years in prison.

Court Commissioner Steven Seim ordered a $1,000 cash bond, with the conditions that Bagneski not operate a motor vehicle without permission and not use or possess controlled substances or be around anyone who does.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness at a Kwik Trip in Beaver Dam Friday morning observed Bagneski nodding off and wobbling before leaving in her gray Dodge Grand Caravan. Another witness reported seeing the vehicle go across both northbound lanes on Highway 151, almost over the yellow line, nearly striking a camper and swerving over rumble strips.

An officer conducted a stop of the vehicle. Bagneski told an officer that she had taken two Oxycodone pills early in the morning for the pain on her broken foot. The complaint says she had a cast and boot on her leg. The officer reported that her speech was slurred, her pupils were constricted and and mouth was so dry as to be foaming. Officers conducted sobriety tests and then placed Bagneski under arrest.

Bagneski was taken to the hospital to draw blood for a blood test and later medical clearance and an officer reported that she was in a poor condition, appearing to fall asleep and become unresponsive throughout the process while saying things that did not make sense.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 4.

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