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Woman in crash was allegedly drunk

by Rob Ireland

April 19, 2012

GENEVA TOWNSHIP — After leaving a bar, a woman with two prior drunken driving convictions allegedly hurt another driver during an April 4 crash on a dead-end road.

April Alfredson, 206 South Third St., of Delavan has been charged with felony operating while intoxicated causing injury, second and subsequent offense.

She also has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving, third-offense. If convicted of both counts, Alfredson faces up to seven years imprisonment and $12,000 in fines.

According to online court records, on Jan. 4, 2005, Alfredson was convicted of misdemeanor counts of second-offense drunken driving and obstructing an officer.

At that time she was sentenced to 90 days in jail with work release privileges.

According to the criminal complaint: At 8:25 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Park Drive and Dogwood Road. At the scene, police identified Alfredson as the driver of a Chevy truck. Police also spoke to a man, who was driving a Toyota SUV with a towing trailer.

Alfredson told police she was at a bar in Lake Como and had two mixed drinks.

She also told police that she didn't see the Toyota or the trailer before crashing into it.

Alfredson submitted to a portable breathalyzer test, which came back with a result of 0.128. The legal limit is 0.08.

The driver of the trailer told police his head hurt as a result of the crash.

Police also observed a burn on the man's arms, which was a result of the airbag being deployed.