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A Racine woman is facing drunk driving charges after she was driving and spun her tires in front a police officer, then claimed that she was trying to catch up with the man who hand her driver’s license, which was revoked, according to a criminal compliant by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.
Lisa Coca, 37, was charged with suspicion of drunk driving (second offense), operating a vehicle while revoked, and bail jumping. If convicted of all charges, Coca faces up to two years, three months in prison and fines up to $13,600.
According to the criminal complaint, Caledonia Police conducted a traffic stop at 1:59 a.m. on July 18 on Six Mile and Middle roads after Coca was at an intersection and spun her tires in front of a police officer.
Speeding about 50 mph in a 25-mph zone, Coca turned into a driveway in the 2200 block of Six Mile Road. The officer walked up to the Explorer, but Coca and a passenger got out of the vehicle and started walking towards the residence. Acting surprised to see the officer, the officer told Coca to remain in the vehicle.
She talked fast and the officer noted that he smelled alcohol on her breath. Coca told police that the car she was following was driven by a man who “had her license,” but the woman’s license was revoked because of a prior drunk driving conviction.