Complaint: 6th OWI suspect was driving drunk with child in car

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Green Bay woman has been charged with her 6th offense OWI after allegedly driving under the influence with a small child in the car.

Shaleena Dawn Danforth, 32, was arrested February 22, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News.

The complaint states that police were called to the intersection of Barker St and Smith St for a report of a drunk driver. Shaleena Danforth had been pulled over. Police detected a smell of alcohol and noticed her slurred speech. An officer found three bottles of vodka--one of them sticking out of her shirt.

A four-year-old child was in the passenger seat.

Danforth was informed she would be put through Field Sobriety Tests. According to the criminal complaint, Danforth said, "Obviously I'm intoxicated, can I go home now?"

Police placed her in a squad. "While in the squad car Shaleena began to be emotionally excitable, she was yelling and screaming. Shaleena stated that she wanted to say goodbye to her daughter, but because she was in handcuffs and her current state, officers did not believe it would be a good idea," reads the criminal complaint.

While in custody, Danforth slipped out of her handcuffs and kicked one of the officers, the complaint states. Police informed her that they had a warrant to get a blood draw.

"Shaleena became aggressive and told us that we would have to kill her to get her blood. She accused Officers of trying to hurt her and kill her on numerous occasions," reads the complaint.

Officers transported Danforth to the Brown County Jail. During the trip, she continued to maneuver her handcuffs from behind her back to the front. Police used to hobble to secure Danforth's legs. She continued to accuse officers of trying to murder her, according to the complaint.

Danforth is charged with Operating While Intoxicated - 6th Offense, with a Minor Child in the Vehicle; Obstructing an Officer; Disorderly Conduct; and Operate Motor Vehicle While Revoked.

Danforth appeared in Brown County Court Feb. 27 for an initial appearance. Cash bond was set at $15,000. Conditions of bond include sobriety and no presence in bars or liquor stores.