ASHLAND COUNTY — A 29-year-old female was arrested for driving under the influence (1st Offense) with one minor child in the vehicle after authorities responded to a vehicle crash. The driver, and a 5-year-old child, were not at the scene but were located shortly after. Following a sobriety test, the adult female was arrested for operating while under the influence of a restricted controlled substance, according to a press release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.
(Press Release) — Nicole R. Livingston, 29 years of age, from Odanah, Wisconsin has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, with one child in the vehicle under the age of 16.
On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at approximately 4:03 p.m., a Wisconsin State Patrol Inspector responded to the scene of a vehicle crash on Highway 2 at Birch Hill Road. When the Inspector arrived on scene, the Inspector found the vehicle in the ditch, however the driver had walked away from the crash scene. An Ashland County Deputy had located the driver and brought them back to the scene. There was also a five-year-old child in the vehicle at the time of the crash. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
The driver was identified as Nicole R. Livingston F/W age 29 from Odanah, WI.
The Inspector conducted field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested Livingston for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a restricted controlled substance.
Livingston was arrested and charged with OWI-1st with a minor passenger. The child was released to a family member.
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