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Weeks after 3rd conviction, Wausau woman faces 4th OWI

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By Shereen Siewert

WAUSAU — A Wausau woman convicted Feb. 4 of her third drunken driving offense is now facing her fourth OWI charge, after a weekend arrest.

Kaitlyn Williams, 26, was arrested early Saturday. She appeared Monday, April 15 in Marathon County Circuit Court where she faces charges of fourth-offense drunken driving and operating with a revoked license.

A Wausau Police officer on duty at 4 a.m. April 13 spotted Williams, who was driving a sedan northbound on College Drive when she allegedly stopped about 200 feet from the intersection with West Campus Drive. The officer became concerned when she remained stopped for about two minutes before moving forward, according to the criminal complaint.

Williams allegedly told the officer she was driving to the North Central Technical College parking lot to wait for a ride, because she “didn’t want another” (OWI charge). Police say Williams failed sobriety tests before refusing a breath test and was taken to a local hospital for a chemical draw of her blood.

The results of the test are pending.

Court records show Williams was sentenced Feb. 4 on her third OWI charge and was sentenced to 160 days in the Marathon County Jail, with work release privileges, along with a $1,694 fine.

During an initial appearance Monday, Williams was ordered held on a $2,500 bond with the first $500 to be paid in cash. A preliminary hearing is set for June 7.

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