December 19, 2014

Witness says drunk driver dragged victim

A drunk driver who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Oshkosh late last week was in Winnebago County Court Wednesday. Police say 45 year-old Tina Trepanier had a blood alcohol level of .159 – nearly twice the legal limit to drive – during the time of the incident.

Shortly before bar close on Friday, September 7th, a witness says they saw the victim, Gina Micheln, sitting in the middle of the street. An SUV driven by Trepanier was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck Micheln and dragged her under the vehicle for a block.

A second vehicle then struck Micheln. That driver slowed down, but then drove off. Oshkosh police are still looking for the second vehicle, described as a white Ford Explorer or Expedition type vehicle.

Trepanier has one OWI conviction on her driving record. No formal charges have been filed yet. Bail was set at $10,000 cash.

WTAQ