Superior woman faces 5th drunk drivingA Superior woman is facing her fifth drunk driving charge following a one-vehicle rollover in Oliver.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior woman is facing her fifth drunk driving charge following a one-vehicle rollover in Oliver.
Connie Charlotte Edgette, 54, faces one felony count of operating while intoxicated-fifth offense. She made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
According to the criminal complaint:
Sgt. Brad Hoyt responded to an early morning one-vehicle rollover in the village on Nov. 4. The driver was found hiding in the woods near the wreck; she was examined by Gold Cross paramedics. She had slurred speech and a very strong odor of intoxicants was coming from her.
She told Hoyt she was driving home on Highway 105 when she swerved to miss a deer and lost control of her SUV, which rolled several times. She said she had three beers that evening in Superior, but did not realize until after consuming them that they had a significantly higher alcohol content than normal beer.
According to the complaint, Edgette has four prior drunk driving convictions.
She was released on a $2,000 signature bond and ordered not to operate a vehicle without a valid driver’s license and not consume or possess any alcohol. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 3.