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Woman charged with endangering infant, driving 101 mph on I-94

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NORTHFIELD, Wis. -- A 23-year-old Wisconsin woman is accused of driving under the influence on Interstate 94 at more than 100 mph with an infant in the vehicle.

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Jolyn M. Beighley of Nekoosa was arrested just before 9 a.m. Tuesday on the interstate, the Wisconsin State Patrol reported.

A trooper stopped the vehicle near Northfield, about 30 miles southeast of Eau Claire, and spelled intoxicants on the driver, the patrol said. Beighley was arrested and taken to a hospital for a blood draw.

During transport, the officer said, Beighley became uncooperative and tried to kick the back window out of the cruiser, causing damage to the inside of the vehicle.

The infant, about 3 months old, was transported by a second trooper to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, where he was turned over to Jackson County Child Protective Services.

Beighley faces charges of second-degree reckless endangerment of a child, operating under the influence (second) with a minor in the vehicle, criminal damage to property, operating while suspended, speeding 101 mph in a 65 zone, open intoxicants and possession of a prescription drug without a prescription.

She was being held at the Jackson County Jail.

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