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.