An intoxicated 23-year-old woman while driving went over the center line and struck another vehicle going the opposite way killing a 44-year-old female driver.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
September 13, 2017
Waukesha, Wisconsin – On Wednesday, Abby K. Dominski, 23, of Pewaukee was charged with one felony count for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the death of Candace Franckowiak, 44, in the Town of Lisbon and one misdemeanor count for operating while under the influence (OWI) causing injury to another male driver who was injured in a third vehicle.
A Waukesha County judge set a $100,000 cash bail for Dominski, if convicted, Dominski is facing up to 25 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines for the felony charge and up to 9 months in jail including up to $10,000 in fines for the misdemeanor charge. Dominski’s next court appearance is set for a hearing on September 15.
According to the criminal complaint, the fatal crash happened on Highway 164 near S. Jay Lane just after 11:20 p.m. in Lisbon. Apparently, Dominski, the sole occupant in a vehicle was driving southbound on Hwy 164 when she drove over the center line into the northbound (NB) lane and struck Franckowiak head on who was driving a Mazda and heading NB after Dominski missed another vehicle driven by a 49-year-old male driver in a Dodge heading NB who tried to avoid getting hit by Dominski’s Black Cadillac SUV and lost control and the vehicle rolled over landing on its roof. The male driver survived.
Dominski told investigators that she had been drinking at a Brewers game and another tavern with her boyfriend. At first Dominski refused to take an alcohol breathalyzer test and later agreed for authorities to take a blood sample at a local hospital where she was taken for treatment, according to the criminal complaint.