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Woman arrested for 5th OWI after police chase in Waukesha


Waukesha, Wis. -- A dashboard camera was rolling when Waukesha police pulled a driver over for blowing a red light. Officers believed she was impaired, but when they returned to their squad to run her name, she took off. The chase was on.

According to the complaint, police chased the woman to a driveway on Lincoln Avenue in Waukesha. It turns out it was her home. 

Police pursued as she ran into her garage. Dashcam captured her screams as officers used a taser to stop her.

They arrested 52-year-old Diana Feld for her fifth OWI.

"Hallelujah that she made five and she gets a felony for crying out loud, because the OWI laws in my opinion are rather lax in this state," said neighbor Jeff Byrne.

"Obviously, I hope she's not going to be here for a while," he said.

Police say Feld failed her field sobriety tests, and they found a white powdery substance in a pill bottle in her car. She's in the Waukesha County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.

If convicted of her fifth OWI, Feld faces a maximum 10 year sentence.

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