By Lisa Pett
A Stevens Point man faces his fourth OWI charge following a downtown motorcycle accident on May 1.
A caller reported the one-vehicle accident shortly before 4 PM, telling dispatchers the motorcycle driver had fled the scene at Centerpoint Drive and Third Street on foot. Witnesses interviewed by the police described the driver as white, bald and wearing a black t-shirt, and said he left the scene with a pronounced limp.
After a brief search of the area officers found Michael Goretski, 35, walking north on Third Street with visibly-ripped pants. Police say he smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred. According to the criminal complaint, Goretski admitted to an officer that he was drunk. His blood alcohol content was measured at .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit.
Goretski has three previous convictions for operating while intoxicated. He has held on $500 cash bond and ordered to maintain sobriety, not drive without a valid license and to participate in a pretrial supervision program.
His next scheduled court date is May 18.