SENTENCED: Waukesha doctor accused of attacking husband, leading police on wild chase
WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — A Waukesha doctor, accused of hitting her estranged husband and leading police on a wild chase has been reached a plea deal in the case against her.
50-year-old Jan Doenier pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of resisting/failing to stop/fleeing. Four other charges, including a felony first degree recklessly endangering safety charge were dismissed as a result of the plea.
Additionally, charges filed in four other cases have been dismissed. Those charges include resisting or obstructing an officer (two counts in separate cases), trespassing on land, and felony bail jumping.
On that resisting/failing to stop/fleeing charge, Doenier’s sentence was withheld, and she was ordered to serve three years probation. The court ruled, however, that the probation could be terminated early if Doenier is able to maintain absolute sobriety for two years.
Doenier is not allowed to drive without a valid license, and an ignition interlock device.
The incident occurred in April 2014. A criminal complaint says Doenier violated a court order to stay away from the family’s Town of Delafield residence and that she struck her husband. She denied vandalizing his truck.
The complaint says she drove by a squad car with her lights off and officers gave chase. Authorities say she drove 60 mph toward a police blockage and forced officers to run to safety. The complaint says at one point, a deputy yelled “Watch out, she’s coming right at us!”
Doenier was eventually arrested at the Country Springs Hotel where officers say she refused their commands, so they used a stun gun to take her into custody.
Doenier reportedly told police she didn’t hear or see any of their attempts to stop her vehicle.
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