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Wisconsin Drunk Driver About To Vomit In Mug Shot?

February 2, 2014

I suppose one could have a caption contest with this mug shot taken following an arrest for a sixth driving while drunk.   If might even seem funny to some if it were not so damn serious for the vast majority of Wisconsinites who live by the rules and wish not to encounter drunk drivers out on our roadways.

Last evening James and I were out for dinner and came home late after a long and pleasant evening of laugher and conversation.   I suspect many couples might have done something very similar around the state.  While I am always conscious for deer out on the country roads, as most drivers in this state have learned to be over time, we should not also have to be mindful that the car coming towards us might be a drunk driver.

Far too often folks in this state wake up in the morning and find a news story about some pathetic drunk driver who somehow thought their self-importance and need for fun was on a level far and above the needs of the general public to drive around on safe roads.  At some point we really need to say this has to stop, and implement laws that match the problem that we have with our drinking culture in Wisconsin.

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Officers had to use a Taser to get a woman to exit her vehicle after she crashed it into a snow bank as she was fleeing police, officials said.

The Janesville Police Department said officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a North Parker Drive parking ramp early Saturday morning.

Police said 33-year-old Tanya Kraege fled the ramp in her car when an officer tried to talk to her at about 2:30 a.m.

Another officer spotted the vehicle near the 5 Points intersection and attempted to stop Kraege, the report said. He turned on emergency lights but Kraege accelerated and led the officer on a 5-minute pursuit through the Look West Neighborhood before failing to stop at a stop sign at West Court Street and North Grant Avenue.

Kraege crashed into a snow bank and became stuck in a vacant lot about 25 feet from the roadway, police said. Kraege tried to drive out of the snow bank and refused to exit the car. Officers used a Taser and were able to take Kraege into custody.

Kraege is from Madison’s west side, police said.

One Comment
  1. John Concerned permalink
    February 6, 2014 10:13 AM

    This woman is a licensed substance abuse counselor in Wisconsin. Ask how can that happen? CHeck the DSPS site (where they are licensed). There is no orders on her license.

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