Texting, Drinking Allegedly Lead to Greenfield Woman Crashing into Trees
The woman was texting while driving drunk before her car left the roadway on Loomis Road.
A 22-year-old Greenfield woman is facing drunk driving charges after she crashed into some trees in Franklin after driving drunk and texting.
Ann E. Riemer was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of second offense operating while intoxicated and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration. If convicted, she could face up to six months in prison and $1,100 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Jan. 18, a Franklin police officer spotted Riemer’s car about 50 feet off the road in some trees in the 11200 block of West Loomis Road. Tire tracks in the snow showed the car was travelling eastbound when it left the road.
The officer saw branches were in front of the doors of the car and there were no footprints outside the vehicle, so he opened a door, immediately smelled alcohol and saw Riemer sitting in the driver’s seat with her cell phone in hand.
Riemer told the officer she had been drinking while working a shift as a bartender earlier at Club Durham and was texting when her car left the road. She failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of 0.161, which is twice the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.
She will make her initial appearance in court Feb. 17.