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Deputies find suspected drunken driver hiding in field near car crash

ORION, Wis. - A Cazenovia woman faces a drunken-driving charge after police found her hiding in a large field near a car crash in the township of Orion, deputies said.

Richland County deputies were sent just before 9 p.m. on Oct. 11 to reports of a woman trespassing in a large field just east of County Road O in Orion, according to a release.

Deputies found a vehicle abandoned in a private field about 0.8 miles from the road, officials said. They also found a bottle of vodka lying outside the driver's side door.

Deputies used a squad car's loudspeaker to command the woman to turn herself in, but after no response, K-9 Rambo was sent into the field, according to the release.

Rambo found the woman, 38-year-old Jennifer J. Storkson, hiding in tall grass and weeds near a power pole, officials said.

Storkson was arrested on tentative charges of first-offense operating under the influence of an intoxicant.

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