A 42-year-old Cumberland woman was driving with a blood alcohol level between two and three times the state’s legal limit of intoxication when she was arrested at the scene of a crash last February near Cumberland, according to a complaint filed Friday, May 24, 2019, in Barron County Circuit Court.
The defendant is identified as Dawn M. Radtke, 2468 40th St., Cumberland.
The crash was reported just before 2:30 a.m. Feb. 16 near the intersection of Wisconsin Hwy. 48 and 9 1/2 Street.
The complaint said that a Barron County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at the scene to find a vehicle in the ditch on the north side of Hwy. 48. He spoke with a woman, later identified as the defendant, who allegedly said she was in the vehicle when it crashed, but that her boyfriend was driving, and that he had left to get help.
There was snow on the ground and the deputy could only see one set of tracks coming out of the vehicle. The tracks allegedly matched that of the defendant.
The deputy gave the defendant a field sobriety test, which she failed. The defendant was arrested and a blood sample was sent to the Wisconsin Hygiene Lab, which reported a blood alcohol level of .208, between two and three times the state’s legal limit of intoxication, .08
Records show Radtke has two prior drunk driving convictions, and that her license was revoked after the second conviction.
At the time of the incident, the defendant was out on bond in connection with a misdemeanor offense. One of the conditions of bond was that she could not possess or consume alcoholic beverages.