Woman charged with fifth OWI
Officer says driver asked him to shoot her
Connie A. Travis, 55, Scandinavia, is charged with a fifth drunken driving offense and obstructing an officer.
Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Weyauwega Police Officer Justin Malueg responded to U.S. Highway 10 for a traffic complaint.
A 911 caller reported a westbound Grand Prix was driving erratically.
The caller continued to update dispatch on the car’s location.
Malueg found the vehicle on U.S. 10 near Evanswood Road. It turned left into the Evanswod Village parking lot.
According to the criminal complaint, Travis’s speech was slurred, her eyes were bloodshot and her eyelids droopy. She also seemed upset about something but would not discuss it with Malueg.
When she exited her car, Travis allegedly said, “Shoot me. Shoot me.”
Malueg said he did not want to shoot her. Travis replied, “Well, I do. I want you to shoot me,” and began crying.
Travis then walked about 40 yards away from the officer.
As Malueg escorted her back to the squad car, Travis tried to pull away and dragged her feet, the complaint says.
A preliminary breath test indicated Travis had a .176 blood-alcohol content.
She was released from custody on a $5,000 signature bond.