On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at about 1:00am, Middleton Police responded to a report of sounds of a vehicle crash in the 2400 block of Park Street in the City of Middleton. The caller reported that the vehicle left the scene and upon officers arrival they found fresh tire tracks in the snow in a residential yard and damage to a mailbox. A few minutes later, officers located the vehicle matching the description given by the caller and stopped the vehicle.
The driver, identified as Brie Straseskie, 42, of Waunakee, displayed signs of impairment by alcohol and admitted to drinking alcohol. Straseskie performed field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested and tentatively charged with 4th Offense Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), which is a felony. She was also issued a citation for hit & run to property adjacent to the roadway.
Sergeant Michael Wood
Middleton Police Department
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