RACINE, Wis. (WITI) -- A 30-year-old Rochester woman is expected to face multiple charges following an incident early Tuesday, Dec. 17.
In a news release, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office indicated around 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday, a deputy stopped to check on a vehicle that was stopped in traffic on State Highway 20 at County Highway D in the Village of Rochester. There was heavy damage to the vehicle and the windshield was smashed.
The deputy approached the vehicle to see if assistance was needed. He saw a woman was passed out at the wheel with the car running and her foot on the brake pedal. The deputy also noticed two children in the back seat, ages 5 and 3. According to officials, the deputy asked the 5-year-old child to unlock the passenger door so he could put the vehicle in park and shut it off.
Investigators say it was determined the woman struck a mailbox in the Village of Yorkville and continued to drive another 10 miles before coming to a stop, where the deputy located the vehicle.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Jacqueline Robinson. Officials say she failed standardized field sobriety tests and was found to be in possession of heroin. A search of the vehicle located additional drug paraphernalia.
Robinson was charged with Operating while under the influence with a passenger under 16 years old; Recklessly endangering safety; Possession of narcotics; and Possession of drug paraphernalia.