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Incident Report for Case #2014-34675

Incident Type

Intoxicated/Impaired Driver

Incident Date

02/03/2014 - 1:30 AM


700 block Cottage Grove Rd.


Barbara L. Matthews, age 49, Madison
Subject was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated - 4th offense.


The MPD was called to check on the welfare of a driver after a passerby spotted a car stuck in a snow bank early this morning. It was off of Cottage Grove Rd., near the onramp to S. Stoughton Rd. Officers found the car empty, with a woman's purse on the seat. There were footprints leading away from the car. It was around 1:30 a.m., the temperature was -9, and there was concern for the driver's safety. Officers began to canvass the area, and located a woman who was stumbling and very cold. She said she was walking home from a bar and that she had not been driving. It was her purse on the seat of the abandoned car, and she was arrested for her 4th offense of drunken driving. 

Released 02/03/2014 at 11:47 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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