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Appleton woman arrested for OWI after her car ends up on railroad tracks

Car ends up on railroad tracks in the Town of Addison

WASHINGTON COUNTY — A deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Town of Addison on Saturday morning, October 8th to investigate a report of a vehicle on the railroad tracks.

When the deputy arrived on the scene around 2:45 a.m., he saw a VW Beetle on the railroad tracks about 50 feet north of Hillcrest Rd. near Weiss St. A stopped southbound train was illuminating the scene.

Car ends up on railroad tracks in the Town of Addison

Car ends up on railroad tracks in the Town of Addison

The deputy made contact with the driver of the car, a 21-year-old City of Appleton woman. She told the deputy she was on her way home to Appleton from Milwaukee — and did not know why her vehicle was on the railroad tracks, or where she was.

The woman was arrested for OWI first offense where a subsequent test indicated she had a BAC of .21.

The investigation further revealed the woman was fortunate the train was stopped at a nearby lumber yard in Allenton when the incident occurred. The conductor actually saw the incident and called the sheriff’s office.

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