RACINE — A Racine woman was arrested Friday after allegedly driving her car with twice the legal blood-alcohol concentration in her system and with a 4-year-old girl in the backseat.
Nicole M. Mathis, 35, of the 5500 block of Byrd Avenue, is charged with a felony count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, third offense, with a modifier for intoxicated driving with a child in the vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 4:03 p.m. Friday, a Racine Police officer responded to a crash at the intersection of 21st Street and Kearney Avenue. The officer spoke with Mathis, who had reportedly hit another car with hers at a stop sign.
As she spoke with the officer, Mathis reportedly fumbled around for her driver’s license and proof of insurance and was speaking slowly. She was also drinking water and smoking, which the officer believed was an attempt to cover up a smell of alcohol.
A 4-year-old girl was in Mathis’ backseat and the girl’s father arrived to take her away from the scene.
A breathalyzer test reportedly showed Mathis had a blood alcohol content of 0.171, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.
Mathis’ preliminary hearing was Monday, and a signature bond was set at $4,000, court records show.
Online records indicated that Mathis remained in custody Monday night at the County Jail. Mathis’ next scheduled court date is Feb. 28.