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UPDATE: EC woman sentenced to five days in jail after found unconscious in Walgreens drive-thru

Posted: Updated: Aug 18, 2017 06:06 PM
Courtesy: Eau Claire County Jail Courtesy: Eau Claire County Jail

UPDATE: An Eau Claire woman found passed out at a drug store drive through with her young child in the car will spend five days in jail.  

That's part of the sentence that Judge Michael Schumacher handed down last week for Jennifer Benusa.  

In August, Altoona police found her unconscious in the Walgreens drive thru with her six-year-old child in the car. Benusa failed a field sobriety test, and they found marijuana, meth, and oxycodone in the car. 

Benusa will also be on probation for three years, must maintain absolute sobriety, and lost her drivers license for a year. 


August 2017
Eau Claire (WQOW)
- An Eau Claire woman, who was found passed out at a drug-store drive-thru, faces three felony charges.

Jennifer Benusa was charged in Eau Claire County on Thursday. According to the criminal complaint, Altoona police were called after Benusa was found unconscious in the Walgreens drive-thru with her 6-year-old child in the car.

Police said she failed a field sobriety test at the scene. A search of her car turned up marijuana, methamphetamine, 11 oxycodone pills and a number of rolled up bills.

When asked how much money was in the purse, Benusa told police, “I didn't know I sold that much".

Benusa faces three felony drug charges, as well as an OWI charge. A hearing is scheduled for September 14. If convicted of all charges, she faces more than 10 years in prison.

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