Waupaca woman charged with felony OWI
Lori A. Jensen, 39, Waupaca, is charged with a third drunken driving offense, operating after revocation and fleeing an officer.
At 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Deputy Timothy Myers ran the plates on a gold 1995 Buick, and they came back as registered to Jensen, whose license had been revoked due to a prior OWI. Myers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Parfreyville Road and County Trunk K.
When the deputy told Jensen her license was revoked and she was required to have an ignition interlock device on her car, Jensen said she had received notice of reinstatement and did not believe she needed an IID, according to the criminal complaint.
As Myers was walking back to his squad car, he heard tires squealing. He turned around and saw the Buick take off southbound on Parfreyville Road.
Myers hopped back into his squad car, activated his siren and pursued Jensen. He reported reaching speeds between 85 and 90 mph while pursuing Jensen.
Myers said Jensen slowed, but did not stop for the stop sign at County K. She continued to Spencer Lake Road where she pulled into a driveway and Myers arrested her. The complaint says a preliminary breath test indicated Jensen had a 0.105 blood-alcohol level.
According to court records, Jensen was convicted of her second drunken driving offense on Dec. 19, 2012, when her license was revoked for 13 months.