Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Bay woman allegedly hurts child in car crash

September 27, 2012

A 27-year-old Williams Bay woman faces felony charges after she allegedly hurt a child while driving intoxicated.

Jamie S. Nettesheim, 423 Lakewood Drive, has been charged with operating while intoxicated causing injury, as a second and subsequent offense.

If convicted, Nettesheim faces up to six years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Sept. 8, at 6:18 p.m. two sergeants with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 120 in the town of Spring Prairie.

At the accident scene, police observed an Audi with rear bumper damage. Several plastic parts from the bumper were broken.

Behind the Audi, a Ford Focus had moderate front-end damage and both airbags deployed.

When police spoke to the driver of the Audi, he reported that his 5-year-old daughter was complaining of back pain.

After rescue members arrived to treat the child, Sgt. Tom Hausner interviewed the driver of the Ford Focus, who was identified as Nettesheim.

Hausner reported smelling alcohol on the woman’s breath.

He performed field sobriety tests on the woman ­— including the alphabet, HGN and the walk and turn tests ­— which she failed.

Sgt. Timothy Otterbacher gave Nettesheim a Breathalyzer test, which came back with a result of 0.11. The legal limit is 0.08.

Nettesheim has a prior conviction for drunken driving on March 7, 2008.