Judge rejects plea deal in 9th-offense drunken driving case

Judge rejects plea deal in 9th-offense drunken driving case

A Wisconsin judge has rejected a plea deal that would’ve sent a woman to jail for six months for her ninth drunken-driving offense.

The decision means Lisa M. Badciong will be tried on charges including driving while intoxicated ninth offense with a minor child in the vehicle.

Court documents say Badciong was found unresponsive in her running vehicle on June 2 in a Burger King drive-thru in Lake Hallie. Police say two children — a 2-year-old and a 9-month-old — were in the car, along with a half-bottle of vodka.

Police say her blood-alcohol level was 0.32.

Her attorney says Badciong was having trouble coping with her son’s suicide. Prosecutors didn’t want a long prison sentence, but the judge says treatment Badciong received for three such offenses in 2008 didn’t work.

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