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OWI arrest for Wis. woman with fatality conviction

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison woman who was previously convicted of killing a girl in a drunken-driving crash has been arrested on new allegations of driving while intoxicated.

The police department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison says 45-year-old Lori J. Kasten was arrested Saturday.

Authorities say Kasten had gotten her vehicle stuck on a curb and was revving the engine in an attempt to free the vehicle. Officers who responded eventually arrested her on tentative charges of third-offense operating while intoxicated.

Kasten was previously convicted of driving the wrong way on a highway in 1996 and colliding head-on with another vehicle, killing an 11-year-old girl. Kasten was sentenced to nine years in prison.

WISC-TV reports that Kasten pleaded no contest to a separate OWI charge in 2006.

A message left with her defense attorney Monday was not immediately returned.

Information from: WISC-TV, http://www.channel3000.com

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