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Woman charged for allegedly ramming her ex's car 20 times

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WILLMAR -- A 26-year-old Raymond woman made her first court appearance Monday on a felony criminal damage to property charge for allegedly using her Cadillac to ram her boyfriend's car 20 times, pushing it into a garage door and another vehicle.

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Unconditional bail was set at $12,000 for Amanda Joy Sietsema, who also faces three gross misdemeanor charges of driving while impaired for the Friday evening incident. A breath test administered by Willmar police showed her blood-alcohol level at 0.216.

Unconditional bail was allowed on her recognizance, provided she submit to electronic alcohol monitoring. Her next court appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court is Jan. 12.

According to the complaint on the felony charge, a man called Willmar police around 11:10 p.m. Friday to Par Lane, where he said Sietsema had rammed her 1998 Cadillac into his Chrysler, which damaged a garage door and another vehicle parked inside the garage.

According to the officer's report on the driving while impaired charges, the man said Sietsema had come to the front door and lay on the floor until he physically dragged her outside and left her in the front yard. He later became concerned about her well-being and went to check on her, and observed her ramming her car into his car. He said she rammed the car 20 times and then left. She was apprehended later and arrested after a preliminary breath test showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.216 percent.

The report also states that Sietsema had to be removed from the squad car, refused to submit to an Intoxilyzer test, plugged her ears with her fingers while the officer read her Miranda warning and make suggestive comments to the community service officer who was accompanying the officer. She also allegedly fought with three corrections officers who were working to get her into jail-issued clothing.

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