Woman facing DWI charge

FAIRMONT — A Sherburn woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Diane Kay Paskey, 64, has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

At about 2 a.m. May 12, a Martin County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle having expired license tabs. The driver was identified as Paskey, and the deputy could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her. The deputy also observed that her eyes were bloodshot and watery.

The deputy asked Paskey if she had been drinking. She admitted she had a drink earlier.

The deputy asked Paskey to step out of her vehicle and get into his squad car. While seated in the squad vehicle, Paskey said she had had two vodka/7 Ups.

The deputy proceeded to administer sobriety tests, which indicated Paskey was impaired.

A preliminary breath test was administered and Paskey tested at 0.133. Paskey was then read her rights and placed under arrest.

Paskey was transported to the Martin County Law Enforcement Center.

A check on Paskey’s criminal history shows she had a prior felony DWI conviction in Martin County in 2007.