A 50-year-old Menomonee Falls women was charged Monday with her fifth drunken driving offense, allegedly driving with her 10-year-old daughter at nearly twice the legal operating limit for alcohol.
Yvonne Zindler, N90 W17421 Saint Francis Drive, was charged on March 3 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with operating while intoxicated, fifth offense, with a minor child in the vehicle.
She was previously convicted of drunken driving in September 1995, May 2001 and twice in January 2002.
According to the complaint, an officer with the Waukesha City Police stopped Zindler’s vehicle near White Rock Avenue and Main Street at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
The officer noted in the complaint that Zindler was slurring her words and had bloodshot eyes. Her 10-year-old daughter sat in the passenger seat and a backseat passenger was identified as David Berry.
The officer asked Zindler to perform several field sobriety tests. She failed to complete a one-leg stand test and blew a .15 on a preliminary breath test.
Zindler denied drinking alcohol and refused to voluntarily submit to a blood draw.
Zindler could face up to 12 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted. She could also be forced to install an ignition interlock device and have her license suspended for six years.
She is currently being held at Waukesha County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond, according to court records.
She is next expected in court on Thursday, March 13.