Wagstaff Case Nears A Settlement

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The case of the Oshkosh, Wis., police vs. airshow legend Patty Wagstaff may be close to a resolution, according to a report in Wednesday's Oshkosh Northwestern. At a Winnebago County Circuit Court hearing held on Tuesday, prosecutors said they are close to an agreement that would settle the charges filed against Wagstaff after an incident last summer during EAA AirVenture. Wagstaff was charged with first offense drunken driving and failure to submit to a sobriety test. She has denied she was impaired by alcohol but does admit to taking a wrong turn. "I was driving from the Gathering of Eagles dinner at the EAA Museum to the North side of the airport, on airport property," she told AVweb in August. "I planned to take a route to the north side of the field down the taxiway... It was really dark, the runway was closed and I mistakenly ended up on the runway for about 1,500 feet....As soon as I turned off the runway I was stopped by EAA Security, who promptly called the Winnebago County Sheriff and two police cars arrived."

Winnebago County District Attorney Christian Gossett told the Northwestern on Tuesday that his office is close to coming to an agreement with Wagstaff and her lawyer. Wagstaff did not appear at Tuesday's hearing.