OWI Arrest Downtown Sturgeon Bay

On Sept. 15 at approximately 5:17 pm, police received a 911 call reporting an intoxicated driver leaving a downtown Sturgeon Bay establishment, after being told not to drive or the police would be called. Police located the vehicle soon after the 911 call in the downtown area, noticing the driver had crossed the center line. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 55-year-old male from Green Bay, smelled of intoxicants and his speech was so slurred the officer had difficulty understanding him. The results of the field sobriety tests were consistent in showing the driver was impaired. Police arrested the driver for his sixth offense OWI. A preliminary breath test indicated the driver’s alcohol level may be 12 times greater than the legal limit of .02 (three or more convictions for OWI moves the limit from .08 to .02). The driver was taken to Door County Medical Center for medical evaluation and clearance before being transported to Door County Jail. In addition to the OWI charge, the driver was charged or cited for operating with a revoked license, open intoxicants in a vehicle, operating left of center and misdemeanor bail jumping.

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