BURNETT COUNTY -- Felony charges have been filed in Burnett County Circuit Court against a St. Paul, Minnesota woman after a recent incident in which she allegedly nearly struck multiple people when operating a vehicle while intoxicated with children in the vehicle.

Maryrose Perron-Miller, of St. Paul, MN, is facing two counts of Class F Felony 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety; one count of Misdemeanor Hit and Run - Attended Vehicle; one count of Misdemeanor Resisting an Officer; one count of Misdemeanor Operating While Intoxicated - 1st Offense, with a Minor Child in the Vehicle; and one count of Class I Felony Attempting to Flee or Elude an Officer.

On June 16, 2018, Burnett County law enforcement officers were dispatched regarding a report of a vehicle driving erratically at the 35/70 Roundabout in Meenon Township, Burnett County. It was reported to law enforcement that a White SUV (Chevrolet Traverse) had left “That Hwy 70 Campground” in Burnett County at a high rate of speed, nearly striking a male camper and his children. The camper stated to officers that he had to pull his children out of the way of the vehicle.

A short time later, officers located the vehicle and a pursuit ensued - reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour (mph) at times. The pursuit continued in the direction of the Village of Siren, consistently maintaining speeds of 80 - 105 mph. The Chevrolet Traverse struck a police squad vehicle at one point, and continued on towards Polk County.

After the vehicle travelled into Polk County, Tribal Police Officers maintained the pursuit, allowing Burnett County law enforcement to travel back to the campground and speak with witnesses who confirmed that the woman driving the Chevrolet Traverse was Maryrose Perron-Miller. Witnesses also advised law enforcement that there were three small children in the Traverse with Maryrose.

A short time later, a call was received that a suspicious white vehicle was reported to be parked on someone’s property on S. Elbow Lake Rd. When officers arrived, they saw the same Traverse that they had been pursuing, and noticed damage on the front end from the impact sustained when the Traverse struck the squad vehicle earlier.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Maryrose Perron-Miller. She did not cooperate with directions given by the officers. The criminal complaint states that officers noticed the odor of alcohol coming from Maryrose and that she physically resisted officers. When taking Maryrose into custody, the assistance of two officers was required in order to place her into the squad vehicle. The criminal complaint goes on to state that while waiting to be transported to the Burnett County Jail, Maryrose attempted to kick out the window of the squad vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint officers found a large amount of cash ($1,000 in $100 bills in addition to other cash) in a zippered bag along with narcotics inside the Traverse. It is unknown to DrydenWire.com at this time if any drug charges are to be filed against Maryrose.

The three children in the Traverse were transported to the Burnett Sheriff’s Office, after which one of the children was taken to Burnett Medical Center for dizziness and neck pain. A family member of the children was later located and took custody of them.

According to online circuit court records, Maryrose was placed on a $1,000 cash bond on June 18, with a condition to maintain absolute sobriety. She made an initial appearance on July 25, 2018 regarding her charges, however her next court date was not listed at the time of this post.

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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Last Update: Jul 26, 2018 6:48 pm CDT

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