UPDATED: Woman Arrested for Drunken Driving After Man Pinned Between Vehicles
Man was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital Monday evening after being injured in a car crash.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 10 p.m. Tuesday with additional information about charges being filed.
A 43-year-old Waukesha woman faces an operating while intoxicated causing injury charge after a man was injured in an accident Monday evening.
The man had pulled his vehicle on the side of the road in the 500 block of South Moreland Boulevard at 6:42 p.m. Monday. He placed his hazard lights on before tending to a child who was in the backseat of the vehicle, according to Sgt. Jerry Habanek.
The man, identified in court records as Troy Gomez, was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital with back and leg injuries following the crash.
Lynne Murray, 43, of Waukesha was charged Tuesday with one count of operating while intoxicated causing injury, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She faces up to 19 months in prison and $13,500 in fines if convicted of all charges.
The criminal complaint alleges Murray sideswiped Gomez before driving 200 more feet. She stopped, put her pickup truck into reverse and stopped when she hit Gomez’s bumper. When her vehicle stopped, she got out and asked “what happened?”
Murray was unable to find her driver’s license and told officers she had one beer before driving. However, her preliminary blood alcohol concentration was .234 percent, the complaint states.
When Murray failed her field sobriety tests, she told police to just arrest her, the complaint states. When police searched her truck, they also located a wooden box with a pipe and marijuana inside it, according to the compliant.
– Waukesha Patch freelancer Joe Petrie contributed to this report.