BURNETT COUNTY — A woman is facing charges of 6th offense operating while intoxicated (OWI) in Burnett County, WI after Law Enforcement responded on December 8, 2019, around 4:20p to a report of a vehicle being pulled out of a ditch.
Officers located the vehicle reported to Burnett County Dispatch a short time after the call was received, and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.
When Officers asked the driver of the vehicle if she had recently put her vehicle into a ditch off Leef Road and County Road A, the driver said yes, according to the criminal complaint.
The driver was identified as Robin Haaf, of Siren, WI, although she had a hard time getting out of the car and the Officer had to help her find her driver’s license. The Officer also noticed that Haaf’s speech was slurred. Haaf allegedly told the Officer that she had a “couple” alcoholic beverages at the casino prior to being stopped by Law Enforcement.
Field sobriety tests were attempted with Haaf, however she was unable to successfully complete the tests. A preliminary breath test was conducted, and the results of that test indicated a breath alcohol concentration of .185.
Haaf was placed under arrest for OWI, and she was transported to Burnett Medical Center for a voluntary blood draw. Results of the testing on that blood sample are not known to DrydenWire.com at the time of this post.
The criminal complaint filed against Haaf states that she was previously convicted of OWI on January 30, 1996; January 14, 1998; August 18, 1997; August 1, 2000; and October 13, 2010.
A charge of Class G Felony OWI 6th Offense carries a possible maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment; maximum fine of $25,000; or both.
At a hearing on December 10, 2019, Haaf was placed on a $350 cash bail bond which was posted the next day. She made an initial appearance regarding her charges on December 18, 2019 and is scheduled to appear again in January 2020.
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