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Woman who hit Pewaukee police car while drunk sentenced to jail

Posted at 3:09 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 16:09:13-04

PEWAUKEE — The 21-year-old woman who hit a local police sergeant while driving drunk has been sentenced to 30 days in jail, according to court records.

Pewaukee Police Sgt. Nicholas Welch was traveling west on Capitol Drive around 1:30 a.m. in late July when Samantha Sabol ignored a flashing yellow arrow, crashing into his squad car while turning.

Sabol and the officer were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

According to the criminal complaint, Sabol told investigators that she drank three White Claws at a friend's house, consuming intoxicants until about 45 minutes before the crash.

She said she called her mother for a ride home, but when she didn't answer, Sabol decided to drive. She told investigators numerous times she should not have been driving.

This was Sabol's first Operating while Intoxicated conviction.