The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Hillcrest Road and Weiss Street in the Town of Addison on Saturday morning (10/8) at 2:42 a.m. to investigate a report of a vehicle on the railroad tracks.
The deputy arrived and observed a VW Beetle on the railroad tracks about 50-feet north of Hillcrest Road with a stopped southbound train illuminating the scene.
The deputy made contact with the vehicle operator, a 21-year-old City of Appleton woman, who indicated she was on her way home to Appleton from Milwaukee and did not know why her vehicle was on the railroad tracks, or where she was.
The woman was arrested for OWI first offense where a subsequent test indicated she had a BAC of .21.
The investigation further revealed the woman was fortunate the train was stopped at a local lumber yard in Allenton when the incident occurred and the conductor actually saw the incident and called the Sheriff’s Office.