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Woman Arrested Near Brookfield for DUI with Baby in Car on Christmas Eve

Melissa April Remmen, A 24-year-old Middleton woman, Melissa Remmen, has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 2nd offense, with one child in the vehicle under the age of 16.

Wisconsin State Patrol dispatch received a report on Christmas Eve at 5:41 PM of a vehicle swerving in traffic lanes traveling east on I-94 from the Oconomowoc area. State Patrol dispatch was able to triangulate a response with a State Trooper based on the callers updates. The State Trooper noted poor driving behavior and initiated a traffic stop near Springdale Road based on his observations.

Upon observing indications of controlled substance use, an investigation revealed possession of controlled substances and probable cause that Remmen was in violation of operating a motor vehicle with a restricted controlled substance in her person.

Remmen was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for an evidentiary blood draw and then to the Waukesha County Jail, where she is held on charges of operating while intoxicated second offense with a passenger under the age of 16 as well as a probation hold.

State Patrol found a 1-year-old baby in the car who was turned over to family members.

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