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NEWS: Trading Sex for Freedom

Woman accused of offering sex to get out of drunken driving arrest

By Shannon Green
Portage Daily Register – Wisconsin

A Michigan woman reportedly attempted to get out of a drunken driving arrest Friday by offering sexual favors and $10,000 to a Wisconsin Dells police officer.

Elizabeth Ann Kommes, 30, of Iron Mountain, Mich., is free on $1,000 bail after she was arrested and charged with drunken driving as a fifth offense and bribery of a public official, both felonies, and with misdemeanor operation after revocation.

Elizabeth Kommes, New Age Trader of Old Age Trade
Elizabeth Kommes, New Age Trader of Old Age Trade

Bystanders reported to police that they saw an intoxicated woman leave a Wisconsin Dells parking lot driving a red Pontiac Grand Am with Michigan license plates “TROUBLE,” according to a criminal complaint.

Kommes was stopped by officers and tested for sobriety. After she was informed she was under arrest for drunken driving, Kommes allegedly offered an officer $10,000 and suggested sexual favors to let her go.

Kommes told officers she was on probation in Michigan for possessing three pounds of marijuana and that the arrest would result in her being sent to prison in Michigan for violation of her probation, the complaint stated.

Kommes was convicted of drunken driving in Wisconsin in 2000, 2001 and 2006, and in Michigan in 2007. Her driver’s license was revoked in 2006, according to the complaint.

If convicted of the felony charges, Kommes faces up to six years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

She is scheduled to appear in court next on Aug. 25.


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