Jury Trial Set For Springbrook Woman Charged With Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | DrydenWire |


A 4 day Jury Trial has been scheduled in Washburn County Circuit Court for Springbrook, WI woman, Lorraine Lampert, who is facing charges of Class D Felony Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle and Class D Felony Homicide by Use of Vehicle With Prohibited Alcohol Concentration.

DrydenWire.com reported on March 9, 2018, that Lampert was charged criminally following an investigation into a single vehicle crash which resulted in the death of the passenger of the vehicle that Lampert was operating.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Lampert, an eyewitness observed the vehicle picking up speed, losing control, travelling from one shoulder to another, and then striking an embankment before finally going airborne.

Crash  reconstruction conducted by the Wisconsin State Patrol estimated that Lampert’s vehicle was traveling around 90 miles per hour at the start of the crash sequence.

Officers who responded to the scene found a nearly empty bottle of liquor inside Lampert’s vehicle, and a report from the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene indicates that Lampert’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.170.

Online circuit court records show that Lampert appeared for a hearing on August 27, 2018 in Washburn County Circuit Court regarding her criminal charges and that a 4 day Jury Trial has been scheduled for April 2019. If convicted as charged, Lampert could face a maximum penalty of 25 years confinement in state prison or a maximum fine of $100,000, or both.

A Final Pretrial hearing is scheduled for February 2019 on Lampert’s case.

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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Springbrook Woman Charged With Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle

Friday, March 9, 2018 | by Ben Dryden

A Springbrook, WI woman has been charged criminally in Washburn County Circuit Court with Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle.

A criminal complaint has been filed against Lorraine Lampert of Springbrook, WI, charging her with Class D Felony Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle and Class D Felony Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration.

The criminal complaint filed against Lampert states that on August 21, 2017, at around 4p, a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper and a Deputy with the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office along with Spooner Ambulance, the Stone Lake Fire Department and various EMS personnel responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on County Highway A near Fred Tripp Road in Stone Lake Township.

There were 2 female occupants in the vehicle, Lorraine Lampert, identified as the driver, and a female passenger, identified as Judith Ray. Ray sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported by helicopter to a medical facility in Duluth, MN where she succumbed to the injuries and died that same day.

According to the criminal complaint an eyewitness driving behind Lampert’s vehicle had observed it picking up speed and then losing control, traveling from one shoulder of the road to the other, entering the ditch, and then striking an embankment before finally going airborne.

Wisconsin State Patrol Crash Reconstruction estimated that Lampert’s vehicle was traveling around 90 miles per hour at the start of the crash sequence.

Officers found a nearly empty bottle of liquor inside Lampert’s vehicle.

A report from the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene indicates that Lampert’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.170.

The maximum penalty for a conviction on each of the charges filed against Lampert is 25 years confinement in state prison or a maximum fine of $100,000, or both.

Lampert is scheduled to appear in Washburn County Circuit Court for an Initial Appearance in April regarding these charges.

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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Name Released in Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash Near Spooner

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | DrydenWire

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the name of the person who died after a single-vehicle crash near Spooner, WI, earlier this week. The State Patrol identified the person as Judith L Ray, 54 Year Old Female From Springbrook, WI.

The details of the crash are as follows:

On 08-21-17, at approximately 4:12 p.m., a WI State Patrol Trooper responded to a one vehicle crash with injuries on County Highway A near Fred Tripp Road in Washburn County.

Upon arrival an investigation was conducted and it was determined the driver, 48 year-old Lorraine Lampert from Springbrook, WI, was under the influence of alcohol. The female passenger, 54 year-old Judith Ray from Springbrook, WI, sustained injuries and was transported to Stone Lake by ambulance and was then flown out by helicopter to a hospital in Duluth. Ms. Lampert also sustained injuries in the crash and was originally transported by ambulance to the Hayward Hospital, but then flown to a Duluth Hospital also. Prior to Ms. Lampert being flown out to Duluth, a legal blood draw was conducted and Ms. Lampert was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury.

The passenger, Judith Ray, later succumbed to her injuries sustained in this crash.

Charges for the incident will now be changed and the crash and arrest remain under investigation by the WI State Patrol.


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UPDATE: Passenger Succumbs to Injuries After Single-Vehicle Crash in Washburn County

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Wis State Patrol l Press Release

At approximately 8:30 p.m. last night the WI State Patrol was notified that the passenger in the vehicle had succumbed to her injuries and was now a fatality.

Charges for the incident will now be changed and the crash and arrest remain under investigation by the WI State Patrol.

Assisting agencies included Washburn County Sheriff’s Department, Stone Lake Fire Department, and Sawyer County Ambulance.

PARTIES INVOLVED

Unit 01: Passenger Car (2015 Chevrolet Camaro)

  • Driver: Lampert, Lorraine L, 48 Year Old Female From Springbrook, WI
  • Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
  • Transported to: Duluth Hospital
  • Seatbelt: No
  • Alcohol: Yes
  • Enforcement Action: Yes

Passenger: Name is withheld pending notification of family. 54 Year Old Female From Springbrook, WI

  • Injuries: Fatal
  • Transported to: Duluth Hospital
  • Seatbelt: No
  • Alcohol: Yes
  • Enforcement: No

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Passenger Airlifted, Driver Charged with OWI after Single-Vehicle Crash in Washburn County

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Wis State Patrol l Press Release

Lorraine L. Lampert, 48 years of age, from Springbrook, WI has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense.

On 08-21-17, at approximately 4:12 p.m., a WI State Patrol Trooper responded to a one vehicle crash with injuries on County Highway A near Fred Tripp Road in Washburn County.

Upon arrival, an investigation was conducted and it was determined the driver, Ms. Lampert was under the influence of alcohol. The female passenger in the vehicle sustained injuries and was transported to Stone Lake by ambulance and was then flown out by helicopter. Ms. Lampert also sustained injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to the Hayward Hospital. At the hospital, a legal blood draw was conducted and Ms. Lampert was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury.

The crash and arrest remain under investigation by the WI State Patrol. The Trooper was assisted on scene by Washburn County Deputies.

  • Location: COUNTY HIGHWAY A EAST OF FRED TRIPP ROAD County: WASHBURN
  • Date and Time: August 21, 2017 at 4:12 PM

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