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Amber Hahn, 35, of rural Poynette, said she crashed her car Thursday night while driving drunk, but that no one was hurt and that no other vehicles were involved.

PORTAGE — The chairwoman of the Republican Party of Columbia County resigned Friday after a drunken crash with her three children in her car.

Amber Hahn, 35, of rural Poynette, said she crashed her car Thursday night while driving drunk, but that no one was hurt and that no other vehicles were involved. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene from the OnStar alert in her car, she said.

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Columbia County District Attorney Jane Kohlwey said the incident took place about 9 p.m. on Old B and Raddatz roads in the town of Springvale. Kohlwey, a Republican, said she asked a special prosecutor from Dane County to handle the case.

"It is clear to me now that I have lost focus and I am trying to do too much. I have an addiction to alcohol and need to address it," Hahn said in a statement. Hahn is also a Poynette School Board member and volunteer firefighter. 

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