Appeals court judges have ruled you don't have to be in your car to be convicted of drunk driving.
The state Appeals Court ruled that a Middleton police officer had probable cause to arrest a woman for drunk driving, even though he didn't see her behind the wheel.
Jessica Shcroeder had abandoned her car after she crashed off Highway 12 in January of 2007. The cop went to Schroeder's residence, and said her eyes were glassy and bloodshot and he smelled booze. She refused a breath test, but the court said he had the right to make an OWI arrest.