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Vilas Co. woman charged with OWI with children in car enters not guilty plea

St. Germain (WAOW) — A 51-year-old Vilas County woman faces six felony charges for allegedly drinking while driving with several children in the car.

According to court documents, Karen Ives crashed her car into a ditch on State Highway 70 in St. Germain April 22.

Police say a blood draw test showed an alcohol level of 0.258.

Ives was found face down in a snowbank with a large amount of blood, according to court records.

Police say there were three kids in the car, one as young as 6 years old. They were all taken to the hospital.

Ives appeared in court June 17 and entered a not guilty plea to the charges.

She’ll be back in court August 1.

Courtney Terlecki

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