Saukville resident pleads guilty to charges that include child neglect, OWI
A 31-year-old Saukville woman who racked up 11 criminal charges, including child neglect and spitting on a police officer, during a 10-month period beginning in December 2015 was sentenced last week to 16 months in the Ozaukee County jail.
Lisa M. Dulong, a former Fredonia resident, pleaded guilty March 8 to third-offense operating while intoxicated with a child in the car, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and four counts of bail jumping, as well as the child neglect and spitting on an officer charges. Three other charges were dismissed.
The charges were filed in four separate complaints between December 2015 and March 2017.
In addition to ordering her to serve time in jail, Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy sentenced Dulong to 1-1/2 years in prison and two years of extended supervision for her most serious crime — spitting on an officer — but stayed the punishment, which means that if she completes three years of probation she will not have to serve the time.
Dulong’s troubles with the law began on Dec. 19, 2015, when she was arrested for hitting and kicking the father of her son in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant in Fredonia, where they had met to exchange custody of the boy, according to the criminal complaint.
Dulong was charged with disorderly conduct-domestic abuse and released in lieu of a $500 signature bond.
About a month later, on Jan. 15, 2016, Dulong was arrested again after a Grafton gas station employee called police to report that Dulong was passed out in a car parked at the station with a screaming child in the back seat, the complaint states.
The employee told police that she noticed Dulong’s car parked at a gas pump at about 10:40 p.m., and when she and a coworker approached the car and knocked on the window, Dulong sat up momentarily but then slumped over again.
An officer who arrived about 30 minutes later pounded on the window of the car but could not wake Dulong. He then unlocked the door and tried rousing Dulong, who woke up only momentarily before falling back asleep.
The officer said Dulong’s 4-year-old son was awake in the back seat. The temperature at the time was about 29 degrees.
A preliminary blood alcohol test revealed no alcohol in Dulong’s system, but the officer found a bottle of the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam while searching her belongings. The prescription for 90 pills had been filled the day before, but only 24 pills were in the bottle, according to the complaint.
Dulong was initially charged with misdemeanor crimes and her bail was set at $5,000. She spent about a month-and-a-half in jail before her bail was reduced to $1,000, which she posted on March 3, 2016. An additional charge of third-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a child in the car, a felony, was filed later.
Just more than two months later, a sheriff’s deputy responding to a report of a car in a ditch off Highway A in the Town of Fredonia found Dulong asleep in the vehicle at about 5:30 a.m.
When confronted by the deputy, who had to knock on the car window to wake Dulong up and said he could smell alcohol, Dulong admitted to drinking, which was prohibited by the conditions of her bail, the criminal complaint states.
Dulong denied she was the driver of the vehicle but refused to say who was.
Dulong, who according to a preliminary test had a blood alcohol level of 0.03, below the 0.08 threshold for intoxication, was charged with bail jumping. Her bail was set at $350.
With three cases pending against her, Dulong was arrested again on Oct. 13 after a man said he saw her hit a parked car near Quade Park in Saukville, then drive away, according to the criminal complaint.
The man called police and followed Dulong to the employee entrance of Charter Steel, where a police officer stopped her.
The officer noticed Dulong’s car had significant front-end damage and the air bags had deployed, although Dulong said it had happened about a week earlier.
The officer, who noted Dulong smelled of alcohol, said she resisted arrest and spit on him and inside his squad car.
As he was taking Dulong to a nearby hospital, the officer said, she launched into an expletive laced tirade directed at him. At one point she said, “I’m going to get out and find you all. I know your last name. My friends know where you live and it’s all good.... You ever been raped...?” according to the complaint.
Officers found unidentified pills in Dulong’s purse and a bottle of vodka and Dr. Green’s Agent X Fake Pee in her car.
Dulong was charged on Oct. 14 with six crimes, including three counts of bail jumping. Her bail was set at $25,000 and increased to $5,000 in each of the three other pending cases. She has been in jail since then.