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Falls Woman Charged in 1 Vehicle Muskego Crash

Woman tells police she took several medications before driving, then doesn't remember anything until waking up in the hospital.

A 43-year-old Menomonee Falls woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly ingested pills, then crashed her car into a concrete culvert in Muskego.

Holly J. Warlow was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one count of fifth offense operating while intoxicated, one count of operating a motor vehicle after revocation of her license and one count of bail jumping. If convicted, she faces up to nearly eight years in prison and $22,500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 3:03 a.m. July 27, Muskego police officers were called to the W12600 block of Woods Road after witnesses reported Warlow was driving eastbound when her car crossed the center line and left the north side of the road and crashed into a concrete culvert for a residential property. Warlow was lying outside of the car with an empty bottle of vodka nearby.

Officers then found a bag containing 11 different medications inside Warlow’s car.

Warlow was taken to the hospital where she was unable to stay awake while officers were interviewing her. She first mumbled something about two jobs and a third shift before drifting off, then awoke again and said something about the fear and fell asleep again.

She was released two days later and she was taken to the Muskego Police Department. Warlow said the day of the accident she had to work from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., but around Midnight she ingested all of the medications inside the bag and that was the last thing she remembered until waking up in the hospital.

Warlow was previously convicted of OWI in 2008, twice in 2009 and once in 2010. She’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on a $10,000 signature bond while awaiting trial. 

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