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Woman tries to avoid OWI by hiding in Trunk

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SPARTA, Wis. (WXOW) – A La Crosse woman is behind bars after trying to avoid a drunk driving ticket by hiding in the trunk of her car.

According to the Sparta Police department, an officer saw a vehicle in the ditch on I-90 near the Hwy 27 on-ramp, around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The officer went to investigate and found Demitreus Adams, 22, from La Crosse, attempting to pull the vehicle out of the ditch. Police said Adams claimed the driver was his friend and had already left the scene; however, the officer did not see any fresh tracks in the snow indicating that.

The officer could hear noises coming from inside the trunk of the stuck car. That is when Adams admitted to Police that his sister Desirae Adams, 24, was hiding in the trunk because she was drunk.

Officers attempted to persuade Desirae out, but police said she refused and physically tried to hold the trunk lid shut.

Eventually the officers were able to gain access and arrested Desirae for OMVWI (2nd Offense) and Operating after Suspension (3rd Offense); she was also cited for Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle, Too Fast for Conditions, and Operating without Insurance.

Police said during the arrest, Desirae kicked two of the officers and faces additional charges of Resisting Arrest and Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer.

She is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail.

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