Driver arrested for 3rd OWI in Racine County, 6-year-old child in vehicle

Davina Amaro

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.

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The minor child was uninjured and released to a local family member.