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Woman found unconscious with kid in car charged with OWI
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MONROE - Nancy Lee Pfaff, 49, Monroe, was found by police slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle Wednesday night and subsequently charged with her third OWI with a child passenger, an unclassified felony.

Pfaff was unconscious with her vehicle along the off-ramp leading from Wisconsin 11 to 6th Avenue West. A passerby notified officers after seeing Pfaff's condition. The responding officer noticed the vehicle was still in drive as he knocked on the window to gain the driver's attention. Pfaff did not respond. The officer also rapped on the passenger window and noticed each door of the vehicle was locked.

Once a second squad car arrived and parked in front of Pfaff's vehicle to prevent it from lurching into oncoming traffic, officers smashed in the passenger window with a baton. The noise alerted Pfaff, who sat up. An officer recognized her and asked her to put the vehicle in park before asking for her identification.

According to police reports, it was at this point officers saw a child in the seat behind Pfaff. Tests were conducted later at Monroe Clinic. Pfaff failed three of four tests given and was charged with the OWI as well as misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle with a revoked license and possession of illegally obtained prescription medicine.

The maximum possible sentence for the felony OWI is up to one year in jail and up to $2,000 in fines or both.

Pfaff is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 26.