Woman Charged With 6th OWI After Hitting Snow Plow in Greendale
Suspect fell asleep while talking with officers about the accident. She collided with a Greendale snow plow in December while intoxicated.
A 53-year-old Muskego woman is facing her sixth operating while intoxicated charge after she hit a Greendale snow plow in December after taking drugs and driving.
Myra Karides was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of operating a motor vehicle with a restricted controlled substance in her blood stream. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Dec. 27, a snow plow driver was travelling northbound on South 76th Street near Edgehill Road when he heard a loud noise and saw a Honda Civic he collided with, so he called police. When they arrived, they found Karides in the vehicle and very lethargic.
Karides told police she hit the plow because she was tired and not paying attention. At one point she fell asleep while talking with the officer.
She failed field sobriety tests, but didn’t have any alcohol in her system. Police placed her under arrest and found Oxycodone and marijuana inside her car.
Karides was then taken for a blood test which later revealed several drugs in her system.
Karides was previously convicted of operating while intoxicated in 1992, 1993, twice in 1997 and once in 2003. She will make her initial appearance in court May 24.