A Portage man faces his eighth drunken driving offense after crashing his motorcycle in Sauk County, sending himself and a female passenger to the hospital, authorities reported.
Michael Neminski, 52, was tentatively charged with causing injury by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to a news release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash happened Saturday night at about 8:20 p.m. on Wisconsin 78 at County U. The Sheriff’s Office didn’t release the information about the crash until Wednesday.
Also injured in the crash was passenger Susan Klaila, 44, of Sun Prairie. Klaila was flown to UW Hospital by Med Flight, while Neminski was taken by ambulance to UW Hospital.
The release said Neminski was eastbound on 78 when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of his motorcycle.
Neither Neminski or Klaila were wearing helmets.
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Reedsburg police arrested a Stoughton man Saturday afternoon for operating while intoxicated, sixth offense, after stopping him for speeding.
Reedsburg police stopped Kenneth D. Salisbury, 47, for speeding in the 1600 block of East Main Street.
The officer detected alcohol and Salisbury was arrested for OWI after failing field sobriety tests.
The officer also located drug paraphernalia in Salisbury’s vehicle.
Salisbury was transported to the Sauk County jail.
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Reedsburg, WI: A Reedsburg woman was arrested early Sunday morning for her fifth operating while intoxicated charge after an officer who knew her observed her driving with a revoked license.
A Reedsburg police officer saw the woman, Jessica L. Weldy, 32, driving her vehicle in the 2700 block of East Main Street at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the Reedsburg Police Department.
The officer knew the woman to have a revoked driver’s license from previous contacts.
“The officer recognized her after she pulled up next to a squad car and (then) pulled her over,” Police Chief Tim Becker said. “She failed her field sobriety test, so they took her into custody.”
Weldy was transported to the Sauk County jail, where she was charged with operating while intoxicated as a fifth offense, which is a felony, and operating with a revoked driver’s license.
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The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a man stopped for speeding Sunday was driving drunk — an allegation that could bring him his seventh charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A county deputy stopped Jerry J. Sorenson, 50, of Mauston, at 7:20 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of county Highways K and WD in the town of Winfield.
When the deputy spoke with Sorenson, he could smell intoxicants coming from him, a report stated. Sorenson failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody, the report stated.
According to online court records, Sorenson has six prior OWI convictions.
Sorenson is being held in the Sauk County jail and is expected to appear today in Sauk County Circuit Court.
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A Reedsburg man was arrested for his 5th offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a felony in the State of Wisconsin. THOMAS J. WIRRER, age 31 of Reedsburg, was observed operating a motor vehicle in the Village of Ironton around 12:13AM without wearing a seatbelt and was stopped by Sauk County Deputies for failure to indicate a right turn.
WIRRER, who admitted to being too intoxicated to drive, told officers he was giving a friend a ride home to Reedsburg. WIRRER, who is restricted to a .01 blood alcohol content due to previous arrests and convictions for operating while intoxicated, was nineteen times the legal limit when tested on the road.
WIRRER was taken into custody and transported to the Sauk County Jail and is currently awaiting a felony bond hearing.
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