A woman from Dubuque is facing her
fourth charge of drunk driving after a
traffic stop early Saturday on Lancaster’s
west side. Lancaster Police say an officer
saw a truck driving north on McKinley
Street near Beetown Road. The driver
was speeding and the registered owner
didn’t have a valid drivers’ license.
After the truck was stopped, Police say
the driver gave a false name and date
of birth, her speech was slurred, and
she started to run after the officer went
back to their squad car.
The woman…33-year-old Heather Avenarius
of South Beach Lane in Dubuque…had
to be tasered twice. She eventually gave up
and was arrested. Along with drunk driving
she’s been charged with obstructing an
officer, resisting arrest, and was held on a
arrest warrant out of Dubuque. Bond for
Avenarius has been set at $7,500.