Man arrested in Sturgeon Bay for 6th OWI


STURGEON BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A man was arrested in Sturgeon Bay Thursday on suspicion of his sixth intoxicated driving offense. Police say a breath test indicated he was well over the legal limit for people with multiple drunk driving convictions.

At 5:17 p.m. Sturgeon Bay Police received a call about a drunk driver who had left a downtown business.

Witnesses said the man almost hit several vehicles and pedestrians.

Police spotted the driver, a 55-year-old Green Bay man, crossing a center line downtown. Officers stopped the car and conducted field sobriety tests.

Sturgeon Bay Police say the man “smelled of intoxicants and his speech was so slurred, the officer had difficulty understanding him.”

Police arrested the man on a charge of sixth offense OWI.

Sturgeon Bay Police say a preliminary breath test indicated his alcohol level could be 12 times the legal limit for people with multiple OWI convictions. (The state’s legal limit to drive is .08. For those with three or more OWI convictions the legal limit to drive is .02.)

The driver was given a medical exam and then transported to the Door County Jail. Police say he faces charges of 6th Offense OWI, Operating with a Revoked License, Open Intoxicants in a Vehicle, Operating Left of Center, and misdemeanor Bail Jumping.

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