Pardeeville Woman Sentenced For Eighth OWI

(Pardeeville) A Pardeeville woman was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for driving impaired for an eighth time. Jacquelyn Austin pled no contest to felony Operating While Intoxicated. The 37-year-old was weaving and crossing over the center line on County Road S when deputies initiated a traffic stop around 1:45am in the Town of Oak Grove in March. The deputy asked her how much marijuana she had smoked and she said that she does not use marijuana. The deputy then asked how much alcohol she had to drink and she responded by saying that she does not use marijuana. Austin then listed several medications that she had taken, including one because it was (quote) “for bed time.” A preliminary breath test registered no alcohol in her system but she failed field sobriety tests. She was arrested and confessed to the deputy on the way to jail that her blood tests would come back with cocaine in her system because she had been smoking crack. Austin was first arrested for OWI in 1999 with the most recent offense in 2012. In addition to prison, Austin was placed on extended supervision for four years.