Chippewa Falls woman accused of firing a gun in her home

Courtesy: Chippewa County Jail
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Chippewa Falls woman is facing charges after police say she fired a gun multiple times in her house and then left.

Dorene Maclachlan, 50, was charged Monday with four counts, including possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

It happened on October 30 in the Village of Lake Hallie. Police say Maclachlan's roommate came home and found several empty shell casings, two live rounds and bullet holes in the walls. He told police the pistol belonged to him and that Maclachlan left with the gun.

Police then received a report of crash on 40th avenue. According to the criminal complaint, when officers arrived, Maclachlan was in the truck putting the gun to her chin.

Police say Maclachlan smelled of intoxicants and had slurred speech.
After Maclachlan surrendered she was taken to a local hospital.

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