RACINE COUNTY, Wis. - A 44-year-old woman from Tennessee was taken into custody Monday night, June 7 for OWI 3rd offense with a child in the vehicle.
According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office, around 6:30 p.m. a deputy assigned to the Strategic Patrol Unit conducted a traffic stop northbound on the interstate for a speed violation; 93 mph in a posted 70 mph zone.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 44-year-old Davina Amaro, a Tennessee resident. Inside the vehicle with the operator was a 6-year-old child.
The deputy observed numerous indicators of impairment and additionally observed the child to not be secured in a child safety seat.
The deputy’s investigation coupled with field sobriety testing led to the arrest of Amaro for Operating While Intoxicated 3 rd Offense (W/ passenger under 16 years old) which is a Felony.
Amaro provided an on-scene PBT sample with a result of 0.135. A search of the vehicle resulted in locating open intoxicants.
Amaro was transported to the Racine County Jail and is currently being held on $10,000 bond for the following charges:
- Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense (W/ passenger under 16 years old)
- 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Amaro was also issued numerous traffic citations.
The minor child was uninjured and released to a local family member.