Laquiesh Andrea Smith, 34 years of age, from Las Cruces, New Mexico has been arrested by the
Wisconsin State Patrol Eau Claire Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st
offense, with two children in the vehicle under the age of 16.
On April 10, 2023, at approximately 7:56 pm a Wisconsin State Trooper stopped a westbound
vehicle for speeding on I-94 near mile marker 31 in St. Croix County.
Upon approach, the Trooper detected the odor of marijuana. During the course of the investigation,
the Trooper observed signs of impairment, and a subsequent investigation, including standardized
field sobriety tests, was conducted on the driver.
The driver, Laquiesh Andrea Smith from Las Cruces, NM, was arrested for operating a motor
vehicle while under the influence 1st offense with minor children in the vehicle. Ms. Smith was
transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary test and then to the Dunn County Jail. The children,
ages twelve and eight, were released to an adult family member.
Ms. Smith is being charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence 1st offense
with minor children, driver possessing open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, and possession of THC.

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