Court Accepts Plea of Guilty to Reckless Driving in 4th OWI Case

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | DrydenWire |


Georgiana Carson, last known to reside in Shell Lake, WI, was charged in Burnett County Circuit Court with Class H Felony Operating While Intoxicated, 4th Offense in 5 years after an incident on May 16, 2016 in which Carson fled from a residence following a domestic incident and ultimately drove her vehicle into a ditch. Carson was transported from the scene due to concerns of medical issues, according to the criminal complaint.

Online circuit court records indicate that Carson was also facing criminal charges in several other Burnett County Circuit Court cases. Details of the other criminal complaints filed against Carson are unknown to DrydenWire.com.

According to online circuit court records, on September 21, 2017, a proposal was presented to the Court to resolve all of Carson's criminal charges.

As part of this proposed agreement, Carson's charge of Class H Felony 4th OWI in 5 years would be reduced to a non-criminal charge of reckless driving. Carson appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court on October 3, 2017, and entered a plea to the reduced charge of reckless driving. 

It is believed that this plea agreement was accepted by the Court at least in part due to the mitigating circumstances of the domestic incident which led to Carson fleeing the residence on May 16, 2016.

Online circuit court records indicate that Carson also plead guilty to charges of criminal damage to property, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor bail jumping, and failure to install an ignition interlock device. Carson's other pending criminal charges were dismissed by the court but read in.

The Court ordered Carson to serve 2 years of probation under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Carson was also ordered to undergo an Alcohol and Drug Assessment, attend a domestic violence program and pay all costs, pay restitution of over $700.00, and have reasonable, gainful employment.


**Original Post**

Woman Charged with 4th OWI in 5 Years

Friday, September 29, 2017 | by Ben Dryden

A Shell Lake, WI woman is facing charges in Burnett County Circuit Court for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), 4th Offense in 5 Years.

Georgiana Carson, of Shell Lake, WI is charged with Class H Felony OWI, 4th Offense in 5 years following an incident on May 16, 2016, in which the Burnett County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a domestic incident. One of the subjects at the scene of the domestic fled in a green Ford Thunderbird and then crashed that vehicle in a ditch on County Road X south of Oak Road in the Town of Dewey in Burnett County, WI.

According to the criminal complaint, Officers located Carson still in the vehicle sitting behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition. Although there was no visible damage to the vehicle and it did not appear to have struck anything, Carson had to be physically removed from the vehicle and her breathing was labored. She was transported by ambulance to the Spooner Emergency Room for medical care.

Officers observed white residue around Carson's nostrils and what appeared to be smoke coming from her nostrils when she would breathe, the criminal complaint states. While Carson was being transported for medical care, the ambulance crew removed the contents of her pockets, at the request of law enforcement. Four capsules later identified as Gabapentin were found in her pockets. Although officers did locate a bag containing multiple prescriptions for Carson, none of the prescriptions were for Gabapentin.

Officers advised Carson at the hospital that an evidentiary draw of her blood would be conducted due to the exigent circumstances. The results of that blood draw are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.

Carson appeared for an initial appearance on her charges on July 29, 2016, and was later placed on a $500 cash bail bond on October 3, 2016.

Online circuit court records indicate that Carson has several other pending criminal cases in Burnett County Circuit Court, with charges including Misdemeanor Theft of Movable Property, Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Bail Jumping, Misdemeanor Ignition Interlock Device Tampering/Failure to Install, Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property, and Misdemeanor Battery.

Carson is scheduled to enter a plea with the Court regarding her criminal charges in October 2017.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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