A Black River Falls woman was arrested in Chippewa County, south of the Island Lake area, on Christmas Day, on allegations of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, with one child in the vehicle under the age of 16.

Tarryn Cooper, 29, was arrested at about 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25, by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post at Wis. 40 and 117th Street in Chippewa County.

According to the state patrol, a trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding (58 mph in a 45 mph zone) on Wis. 40 in Chippewa County. Upon initial approach the trooper detected the odor of alcohol. An 11-month-old child was also an occupant of the vehicle. A  vehicle search revealed multiple open intoxicants, and the driver admitted to drinking while driving prior to the stop. The driver was arrested for OWI-1st offense with a minor passenger, a DOC warrant, and a warrant for reckless homicide out of Jackson County. The driver was also cited for operating while suspended, drinking open intoxicants and obstruction. The child was turned over to a responsible adult.

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