Sheriff: Wisconsin woman arrested after crashing into buggy, failing to stop

Jeanne Halvorson (Courtesy image)
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BELMONT TOWNSHIP, Wis. (KCRG) - A Wisconsin woman is facing charges after she reportedly hit an Amish buggy and did not stop.

Around 6:15 p.m. Sunday, the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office said Jeanne M. Halvorson, 56, of Darlington, was heading south on STH 126 when she hit the buggy and failed to stop.

The sheriff's office said a responding stopped Halvorson several miles from the scene. Authorities said they cited her for OWI and hit and run among other charges. She remains in custody at the Lafayette County jail.

The sheriff's office said the occupants of the buggy refused medical treatment, however, the horse had to be put down due to its injuries. The buggy was destroyed.

According to the sheriff, BAC results were not immediately available since the sheriff's office uses a blood sample as the primary test. Results will not be available for a few weeks.