Baraboo woman with 2 children in vehicle faces 5th OWI charges

Angela J. Elmer mugshot
Sauk County Sheriff's Office

WEST BARABOO, Wis. — A Baraboo woman was arrested on suspicion of a 5th OWI while her two children were riding as passengers Friday morning.

According to a news release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a call at around 7:45 a.m. from a driver who was following a Ford F-150 that was driving “all over the road” on County Highway BD. The caller said the truck hit a roadside sign near Terrytown Road and later struck a stopped vehicle at the intersection of West Pine St. and Linn St. in the village of West Baraboo.

The release said deputies arrived at the scene within minutes and identified the driver as Angela J. Elmer, 41. Elmer’s 11- and 13-year-old children were also in the vehicle with her.

Field sobriety tests showed that Elmer was impaired, and officials found controlled substances in her purse.

Officials learned that Elmer had four previous OWI convictions.

In addition to a 5th offense OWI with a minor passenger, she faces charges for inattentive driving as well as possession of methamphetamine, narcotic drugs and drug paraphernalia.

No injuries were reported.