Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - A Chippewa Falls woman arrested for her ninth offense drunk driving, with young children in the vehicle, was sentenced Monday.
Lisa Badciong was given three years and three months in jail by Judge Steve Cray.
Badciong was found unconscious, behind the wheel of her running SUV, in the Lake Hallie Burger King drive-thru in June 2015. A half-bottle of vodka was on the passenger seat. Her daughter (nine months) and granddaughter (nearly two-years-old) were in the backseat.
In return for Badciong's no-contest pleas Monday, Chippewa County prosecutors amended the charges so she was not convicted of 9th offense OWI. Instead, she pleaded no contest to two counts of endangering safety, negligent driving and child neglect.
Posted: February 2017
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- 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 said Badciong was found unresponsive in her running vehicle on June 2 in a Burger King drive-thru in Lake Hallie. Police said two infants were in the back seat and a half-bottle of vodka was in the front passenger seat.
Police said her blood-alcohol level was 0.32.
Her attorney said Badciong was having trouble coping with her son's suicide. Prosecutors didn't want a long prison sentence, but the judge said treatment Badciong received for three such offenses in 2008 didn't work.