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Madison police arrest woman on charges of obstruction

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MADISON (WKOW) -- As a Madison police officer was driving along the worsening road conditions on E. Washington Avenue last Friday, he noticed a vehicle moving in and out of traffic at elevated speeds. 

The officer stated a Honda Civic passed his squad and he needed to increase speed to 49 miles per hour in order to catch up.  The vehicle was stopped and the officer made contact with the driver.

The woman driving stated she had no idea why she was pulled over.

When questioned, the driver stated she did not have her driver's license or i.d. card with her and didn't know her current address; as she just recently moved from Colorado.  The woman said she didn't know her phone number either.  She assured the officer she was going to a friend's home to babysit their child.  She verbally gave her name.

The officer told the woman there was no other alternative other than to convey her to the Dane County Jail to verify her verbal i.d. 

While the handcuffs were being placed, she stated: "Ok, I lied.  Please don't take me to jail, it's Christmas."  The officer determined 36-year-old Brooke Blanchette had verbally given her sister's name and information. 

Blanchette mentioned to the officer she didn't want to go back to jail as she was just there two days earlier for obstructing an officer.

Current charges are obstructing an officer, unsafe lane deviation, operating after suspension, and operating with suspended registration.

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