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Passenger watches as driver gets OWI, then gets in same car and gets OWI of her own

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Couple had been drinking at a concert downtown 

Two people received OWIs in a matter of minutes in La Crosse on Friday night … from the same vehicle.

It started when a 57-year-old La Crosse man was found driving without headlights on State St. around 11:30 p.m.

He and a 56-year-old woman had been drinking at a concert at the La Crosse Center and left together in the same vehicle.

After the man was arrested, the woman was offered a ride home by officers and a free cab. She refused.

She assured police she would walk. And walk she did. Back to the car she was just pulled over in as a passenger. Got in. And drove off. Police watching the entire time.

She thought they were gone. Police pulled her over a couple blocks down the road.

She blew a .13. It will be her second OWI.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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