Oshkosh Woman Charged With Fleeing Dodge County Authorities

(Beaver Dam) An Oshkosh woman charged with running from Dodge County authorities made her initial appearance in court Wednesday. Amanda Dwyer is facing a felony charge of Fleeing along with misdemeanor Obstruction and several drug related charges. Early yesterday (Wednesday, January 15th) morning, Dwyer was allegedly clocked going ten over the posted speed limit of 65 on Highway 151 south of Jackson Road. According to the criminal complaint, a sheriff’s deputy saw a lit cigarette tossed out the window and learned that the vehicle’s registration was a month expired. The deputy pulled the vehicle over and when they made contact with the driver, Dwyer reportedly appeared to be under the influence and denied smoking. Dwyer allegedly refused multiple requests from the deputy to exit the vehicle and eventually speed off, first at speeds roughly 75-to-80-miles-per-hour then down to 60-to-65. Beaver Dam police set up spike strips on Highway 151 near Highway 33 which forced Dwyer to pull over on the offramp to Industrial Drive. Dwyer was arrested during a high-risk traffic stop. Inside the vehicle, authorities reportedly found drug paraphernalia and a pink tablet that tested positive as ecstasy. If convicted, the 36-year-old Dwyer faces over four years behind bars. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a judge will decide next month if there is enough evidence to order a trial.