MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a suspected drunken driver disobeyed an order to get out of her car and instead cracked open a beer in front of the officer who stopped her.
Police say an officer on foot spotted an SUV driving fast early Wednesday on State Street near downtown Madison, where regular traffic is not allowed. The officer jumped into her car and pulled the driver over.READ MORE: Due To Possible Threat, Northeast Middle School In Mpls. Moves To Distance Learning Wednesday
According to a police report, the driver, a 42-year-old Madison woman, refused to get out from behind the wheel. Instead, it alleges, she opened a can of beer and began drinking. Police say it took several officers to get her out of the car, under control and put her in handcuffs.READ MORE: Hastings Police Chief Announces He Will Retire After 39-Year Career
The woman was jailed on suspicion of reckless driving and operating while intoxicated.MORE NEWS: Kim Potter Trial, Dec. 8 Live Updates: Opening Statements Begin
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