Hollandale woman arrested in Austin after driving stolen vehicle
Elizabeth Dalaska, 34, of Hollandale was charged with felony theft-take/drive motor vehicle without owner consent, felony fifth-degree drug possession, misdemeanor driving after revocation and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia Friday in Mower County District Court.
According to the court complaint, an officer was on patrol at about 12:17 a.m. Aug. 22 in the vicinity of Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast in Austin when he got behind a 1999 Buick Century with a Wisconsin license plate. He ran the Buick’s plates and the vehicle came back as reported stolen. He followed the Buick and made a felony traffic stop on Interstate 90 west near the 14th Street Northwest intersection.
The driver, Dalaska, was placed under arrest. She told the officer she had purchased the vehicle four months earlier from a man who told her he lost the title and was waiting for a replacement from the state of Wisconsin. She was unable to provide any proof that she had purchased the vehicle. She advised that she had syringes and methamphetamine in the vehicle. Police found two used syringes and one gram of methamphetamine in the vehicle.
Police learned Dalaska’s license status was “revoked” and that she had warrants in Goodhue and Hennepin counties.
A review of Dalaska’s criminal history shows prior convictions for theft, drug possession and forgery.
Dalaska will appear in court again Sept. 16.
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