Posted Tuesday, March 19, 2013 --- 1:49 p.m.
Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:
Incident Type: Intoxicated Driver
Incident Date: 03/17/2013 - 11:55 PM
Address: 7800 block Watts Rd.
Arrested: Heather L. Sipek, age 42, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Operating While Under the Influence - 5th offense, Hit & Run, Deviate from Designated Lane.
Details: A 42-year old Madison woman was arrested for her 5th offense of drunken driving, as well as hit and run after she drove into a light pole in the 7800 block of Watts Road Sunday night. The SUV she was driving was found lodged in a snow bank in the median of the road; both of its airbags had deployed, and the light pole had been knocked over.
The suspect and a male companion were located by a Dane County Sheriff's deputy walking on Commerce Dr. The man claimed neither of them had been driving, but the woman eventually admitted she had been behind the wheel. He was cited and released for failure to report an accident and obstructing, because of his false statements. She was taken to jail.