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Burlington — A woman pulled in front of two motorcycles Tuesday, as she left Al’s Gas Station in the 3000 block of Durand Avenue, causing a crash that sent both riders to the hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department arrested the driver, Kristen Sewell, 46 of Burlington for the accident for charges of driving while intoxicated causing great bodily harm, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Deputies were unable to get a good reading from a breathalyzer from Sewell, who smelled like alcohol and was slurring her speech. She failed field sobriety tests conducted at the hospital and had a blood draw.

When the riders hit Sewell’s silver Toyota, they were both thrown across the vehicle. One, found lying in the oncoming traffic lane, complained of head injuries. He had broken bones and had no memory of the event. The other rider was found lying on the passenger side of the Toyota, and suffered injuries that are potentially life threatening.

“It is not believed, however, that DH’s injuries were not life threatening,” read a criminal complaint.

Sewell is charged with two counts of intoxicated use of a vehicle causing great bodily harm.

Criminal complaint narrative provided by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Burlington motorcyclists injured, woman charged with drunk driving


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.