Attorney General Arrested for DUI

By: Carrie Hutton
By: Carrie Hutton

The State's Attorney General, Peg Lautenschlager says she made a "terrible mistake" by driving under the influence on Monday night. The 48-year-old was arrested after failing field sobriety testing and registering a blood alcohol limit of .12, above the legal limit of .08.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff's report, Lautenschlager was questioned in Columbus, where she was stopped in a ditch off US Hwy 151. A witness had alerted police that her vehicle was driving slow and erratically.

She reportedly told an officer that she had a couple glasses of wine in Madison and was on her way home to Fond du Lac, when she got tired behind the wheel.

Lautenschlager released a statement Tuesday that said, "I will accept the consequences and take responsibility for my actions."

She'll have a hearing on the drunk driving charge on March 29. Her husband, William Rippl, paid Peg's bond and she was released from authorities about an hour after her arrest.

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