A Michigan woman arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Wisconsin Dells in 2008 will spend more than a year in prison.
The woman, while the Wisconsin Dells case was pending, was convicted in California of driving drunk into a park bench and injuring the person who was seated on the bench, said Assistant District Attorney Troy Cross at a hearing Tuesday in Columbia County Circuit Court.
Judge Daniel George sentenced Elizabeth Ann Kommes, 30, to 1 1/2 years in prison followed by 2 1/2 years on extended supervision.
Kommes pleaded guilty to a felony charge of drunken driving as a fifth offense - although Cross said the offense is a sixth, after her conviction in California.
George ordered Kommes to pay a fine of $1,800 and to undergo addiction treatment for drugs and alcohol.
Kommes apologized emotionally at the hearing.
Kommes, of Iron Mountain, Mich., is serving a prison sentence in Cowchilla, Calif., to be completed in 2016, according to her attorney, Frank A. Stupak Jr., of Escanaba, Mich.
Kommes was accused of driving drunk on July 11, 2008, in her red Pontiac Grand Am with Michigan license plates "TROUBLE."
Wisconsin Dells officer Jesse Weaver, who arrested Kommes, said that after Kommes was taken to the police department and while she was being driven by him to Portage for a blood test, Kommes offered him $10,000 to release her.
Kommes was "very flirty" while at the police department, Weaver said. At one point she climbed into the lap of a part-time officer as he sat at his desk and asked that two part-time officers join her in her cell in Portage since she had to be there over the weekend, he said.
Kommes also hinted that she could offer him something in addition to money, Weaver testified, by making gestures and implying that she was skilled in a certain sexual act.
The results of the blood test indicated that Kommes's blood-alcohol level was 0.246, according to court records.