JUNEAU — A 55-year-old Waupun woman was sentenced to spend at least two years in prison for her fifth offense of drunken driving after causing a crash on Highway 151 last summer.
Marcia Jean Deboer pleaded no contest to the charge in court on Tuesday. Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Steven Bauer sentenced Deboer to two years of initial confinement and a four-year extended sentence. In addition, her driver’s license was revoked for three years, and she must have an ignition interlock on any vehicle she owns or operates for three years. She must undergo an alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and pay fines and court costs.
According to the criminal complaint, Deboer’s minivan appeared to fail to yield right-of-way from the stop sign on Beaverland Road and struck a black Chevy that was southbound on Highway 151 at 3 p.m. on July 25.
The air bags in both vehicles went off as a result of the crash and both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
Deboer allegedly told a deputy that she missed her turn and pulled into Beaverland Parkway to turn around.
A witness at the scene said that Deboer’s vehicle approached the stop sign on Beaverland Parkway, but rolled through it and never stopped.
The deputy on the scene could smell alcohol after approaching her and learned that she had four previous OWI convictions.
Deboer allegedly admitted to drinking two or three whiskey and cokes between 9 and 10 a.m. on the day of the crash while she was at her home. She submitted to a preliminary breathalyzer test, which resulted in a .250 blood alcohol level, well over the legal limit of .08.
Because of her previous OWIs, DeBoer’s cannot drive with a blood alcohol level over .02.
She was previously convicted of driving while drunk in 1997, 2008, 2009 and 2014.