Police: East Side drunken driver almost hits officer

Man arrested on 5th OWI charge
Police: East Side drunken driver almost hits officer

Madison police have arrested a 61-year-old woman after police said she almost hit an officer driving in the wrong lane of traffic Tuesday night.

The incident happened just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of Commercial Avenue.

According to police, Stasia Hargis turned her car from Mesta Lane onto Commercial, and started driving in the wrong lane of traffic directly at a Madison police officer. Police said the officer made a quick move to avoid a head-on collision.

Police said the officer stopped Hargis and found out she had been drinking. Hargis faces her fifth charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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Police: East Side drunken driver almost hits officer

Man arrested on 5th OWI charge
Police: East Side drunken driver almost hits officer

Madison police have arrested a 61-year-old woman after police said she almost hit an officer driving in the wrong lane of traffic Tuesday night.

The incident happened just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of Commercial Avenue.

According to police, Stasia Hargis turned her car from Mesta Lane onto Commercial, and started driving in the wrong lane of traffic directly at a Madison police officer. Police said the officer made a quick move to avoid a head-on collision.

Police said the officer stopped Hargis and found out she had been drinking. Hargis faces her fifth charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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