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Woman Crashes Minivan Into House, Arrested for 5th OWI, Police Say

Julaine S. Ostrowski, 31, had a .184 percent BAC when she was arrested in Menomonee Falls for felony drunken driving.

A 31-year-old Oconomowoc woman who crashed her car into her mother’s house because she was angry her father took her boyfriend home was arrested in Menomonee Falls for her fifth drunken driving offense, according to a criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

Julaine S. Ostrowski, 31, was charged Monday with operating while intoxicated-fifth offense, felony criminal damage to property-domestic abuse and disorderly conduct-domestic abuse. If convicted of all charges, Ostrowski faces up to four years, seven months in prison and fines of up to $21,000.

According to the criminal complaint:

Summit police officers were dispatched for a domestic disturbance at 10:58 p.m. Saturday. Officers noted the suspect, Ostrowski, fled from the scene after running into her mother’s house with her vehicle.

The mother told investigators her argument with her daughter started when Ostrowski came home and wanted to take her two small children with her. The mother refused because Ostrowski was intoxicated. The mother told investigators she had wrestle the children away from Ostrowski.

Ostrowski became more upset when she learned her father took her boyfriend home, so she smashed a phone on the ground, the mother told police. The mother pushed Ostrowski out of the house and locked the doors.

And that’s when the minivan crashed into the house, the mother told police. The damage was estimated to be around $5,000.

“I hope you like what I did to your nice house now,” Ostrowski shouted before fleeing the scene, according to her mother’s statement.

Authorities received information Ostrowski was headed to Menomonee Falls, so Waukesha County deputies pulled her over on Lisbon Road west of Lannon Road.

Ostrowski couldn’t find her driver’s license after fumbling in her purse for it. She showed signs of intoxication, and the deputies noticed a window and a mirror were broken on the vehicle. She also was wearing pajamas and no shoes.

After failing field sobriety tests, Ostrowski admitted to police she had 2-1/2 large drinks and six to seven shots. She also told officers she started drinking at 11:30 a.m., although she was still hungover and intoxicated from going out the night before.

Ostrowski’s preliminary breath test indicated she had a .184 percent blood alcohol concentration. She previously was convicted of drunken driving in November 1997, July 2001, December 2001 and May 2006.

Tommy January 23, 2013 at 12:15 AM
How many chances will this train wreck get? Please judge, take her kids and give them a chance.
james January 23, 2013 at 01:30 PM
SHE NEEDS HELP --- HOPE SHE GETS IT
Steve ® January 23, 2013 at 04:48 PM
This life is going well
jerry mislang January 23, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Feel sorry for those kids, they're the ones that are going to suffer. Good job Grandma and Grandpa.
Fred February 03, 2013 at 11:21 PM
I know her and I hope she gets the Max. She's also a theif
kraig hardt February 06, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Funny Fred, you say she's a thief, but you can't spell it...someone as uneducated as yourself shouldn't post anything- especially things that aren't true

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