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Mayville woman charged with driving drunk with children in car

October 2, 2018

JUNEAU — A 39-year-old Mayville woman appeared in court Monday after being charged with driving while intoxicated with two children in the car last week.

Nicole L. Henry is charged with her third offense of felony operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, with a child in the car. She could face up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine if convicted.

Henry appeared before Dodge County Court Commissioner Steven Seim Monday. She was released on a $1,000 signature bond. She must maintain absolute sobriety and may not go on the premises of any establishment whose primary business activity is the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages. She may not be in a vehicle with anyone driving under the influence. She may not operate a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

According to the criminal complaint, a Mayville community service officer recognized Henry’s vehicle getting gas in the parking lot of Kwik Trip, 121 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. Friday. The officer had heard an earlier complaint about her being intoxicated while she picked children up from school.

A Mayville officer pulled over Henry’s vehicle in the 500 block of North German Street. There were two children, 11 and 7, in the vehicle and an open bottle of alcohol fell on the pavement when Henry opened her car door.

Henry allegedly admitted that she started drinking at a friend’s house at noon and finished at 3:15 p.m. to pick up her children. She said she drank after that as well.

Henry has previously been convicted of OWI in 1996 and 2006.

Henry submitted to a breathalyzer test which resulted in a reading of .149. She is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 18 for her preliminary hearing.

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