report in Connie Christensen arrest
03:45 HOURS SGT. J. ZIMMERMAN W16 99-11721
on routine patrol, I was W/B (westbound) on Witzel Ave. near Eagle St.
in the City of Oshkosh. Just after going through that intersection, I noticed
a black sport utility vehicle approaching me E/B on Witzel Ave. The black
vehicle was in the left most E/B lane and it then crossed over the center
line of Witzel Ave. while approximately 100 feet ahead of my squad car.
I pulled to my right to avoid any contact with this vehicle. After allowing
the black sport utility vehicle to go past, along with a 2nd vehicle that
was also E/B, I did turn my squad car around and began to catch up to the
black sport utility vehicle. The black vehicle turned onto Durfee Ave.
and stopped at the stop sign at Knapp St. At this point I was able to catch
up to the vehicle and the vehicle was identified as a 1995 Jeep, black
in color, with Wis. Sesquicentennial Plate S3712T. The black Jeep went
south on Knapp St. I followed it and noticed that it once again crossed
over the center line of Knapp St. before coming to a stop at the intersection
of Knapp St. and 9th Ave. Because the black Jeep was in the left turn lane,
I did not stop the vehicle until it was on E/B 9th Ave. approaching Georgia
my red and blue emergency lights and the black Jeep did pull over within
a block of the lights being activated. The driver of the vehicle was identified
as Connie L. Christensen, F/W, 06/25/72, 423 W. 14th Ave., Oshkosh, WI,
54902, (phone number). Connie Christensen is also the registered owner
of the black Jeep. Christensen was identified from her valid Wis. picture
driver’s license which she had in her hand and ready for me as I approached
first thing I noticed was that Christensen’s speech was somewhat slurred.
I also noticed that her eyes were glassy looking and I could detect a faint
odor of an alcoholic beverage on Christensen’s breath. I identified myself
as an officer with the Sheriff’s Dept. and asked Christensen several questions.
She stated she was on her way home and that she was coming from Victoria’s
where she is employed, which is a bar/restaurant in Appleton, WI. Christensen
denied consuming any alcoholic beverage this past evening. I asked her
again if she had been drinking anything and she again stated “No.” I then
told her to shut the engine off on her vehicle and that I would check her
driver’s license out and get right back to her.
out that Christensen did have a valid Wis. driver’s license. I returned
to her vehicle and had her step out and told her that I wished her to perform
several field sobriety tests. I had Christensen stand between my squad
car and her black Jeep, facing her Jeep so as not to be facing the flashing
lights of my squad car.
first test performed was the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus or HGN. Christensen
was wearing contact lenses and all 6 clues were detected from the HGN Test.
second test was the One Legged Stand and Christensen began the test properly
but did sway from side to side to maintain balance and also put her foot
down to maintain her balance prior to the end of the test.
third test was the Walk and Turn Test. Christensen was not able to maintain
the proper position while listening to the directions for this test. She
was not able to take all the steps heel to toe. She did an improper turn
on the test and she also used her arms to maintain her balance.
results of these tests indicated that Christensen was under the influence
Oshkosh Police Officer stopped at my location and allowed me to use a portable
breathalyzer test on Christensen. The reported value of the PBT was .18
(legal limit is .10).
Christensen under arrest for operating an automobile while intoxicated.
I placed handcuffs on Christensen’s wrist behind her back and safety locked
the handcuffs after checking the tightness of the handcuffs. I placed Christensen
in the back seat of my squad car and transported her to Mercy Medical Center
for a legal blood test. While at the hospital, Connie Christensen was able
to make contact with her mother, Sandra Christensen, F/W, 10/07/48 of 3128
Cutter Ct., Oshkosh, WI, 54904, (phone number). Sandra Christensen agreed
to come down and sign the release form and take responsibility for Connie
Christensen after the blood test procedure.
Connie Christensen a State citation for operating an automobile while under
the influence, 3rd offense, Statute 346.63(1) (A). The citation number
is Z326908-1 in the amount of $750.00. I read Christensen the Informing
the Accused form and Christensen agreed to submit to the blood test. I
issued Christensen the pink copy of the Informing the Accused, filled out
the necessary blood test paperwork and then waited for the lab to come
and draw the blood.
filled out and did not issue the Notice of Intent to Suspend form, as well
as the Alcohol Influence Report. Christensen agreed to waive her rights
and agreed to answer the questions on the Alcohol Influence Report.
lab person then drew the legal blood and Christensen was then turned over
to her mother, Sandra Christensen, after filling out the Driver Release
Christensen’s keys were also turned over to her mother, Sandra Christensen.
blood test kit was sealed and given back to me by the technician and I
then turned it over to Off. Brewer W24 who delivered it to the United States
Post Office for mailing to Madison after proper postage was affixed.
second citation, State citation Z326909-2, was filled out for operating
an auto with prohibited alcohol content (PAC), but was not issued at this
time pending the blood test results. No further information.