Debra A. Dombrowski, 48, Amherst Junction, was charged in Waupaca County Circuit Court with a sixth drunken driving offense.
She was also cited for refusing to take an intoxication test after arrest and failure to change lanes when passing an emergency vehicle.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, Deputy Bryan Strobusch was making a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 10, east of Reek Road in rural Weyauwega.
He noticed the oncoming headlights of three vehicles and shined his flashlight to alert the drivers of his presence on the side of the road. Two of the cars moved into the left lane. However, one of the vehicles, a gray Durango, remained in the right lane and, according to the criminal complaint, moved closer to the fog line.
Strobusch returned to his squad car and pursued the vehicle as it exited U.S. 10 at the County X ramp in Weyauwega.
Strobusch pulled the vehicle over. He reported that the driver, identified as Dombrowski, had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. He also reported finding an open bottle of whiskey on the back floor of the vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint, Dombrowski refused to submit to a preliminary breath test. She was taken to Riverside Medical Center where a blood sample was taken for evidence.
Dombrowski was previously convicted of drunken driving offenses in August 1994, February 1995, January 1997, July 1998 and October 2002, according to court records.