Woman admitted she smoked marijuana shortly before crashing into Tomah police car

Briena Schultz
Briena Schultz

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) – A Stoddard woman admitted to smoking marijuana shortly before crashing into a Tomah Police Department patrol vehicle.

The Monroe County Communications Center received a report of property damage involving two vehicles on Highway 16 at an exit off I-90. Briena Schultz, 36, of Stoddard, made a left turn from a stop sign at the eastbound off-ramp. Schultz struck a Tomah Police car that was traveling on Highway 16. No injuries were reported in either vehicle, according to a news release.

During the crash investigation, a Monroe County K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal substances in Schultz’s vehicle. THC and drug paraphernalia were found during a search. Schultz admitted to Deputies that she smoked marijuana shortly before the crash.

Schultz is facing charges of Operating with a Controlled Substance (2nd), failure to yield right of way, and inattentive driving.

The case remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.