By Lisa Pett
A 33-year-old man will be charged with his 4th OWI in five years after a traffic stop in the early morning hours of August 9.
Stevens Point Police stopped a motorcyclist in the 1200 block of 2nd St. for driving erratically. The officer witnessed the driver losing control of the motorcycle and nearly laying it down.
The driver, identified as Eric Wroblewski, was given standard field sobriety tests, which he failed. Wroblewski then refused a breathalyzer test. Due to his prior OWI convictions, Wroblewski is limited to .o2 BAC.
Officers transported Wroblewski to St. Michael’s Hospital for a blood draw and he was arrested, then taken to the Portage County Jail.
He made an appearance on Monday via video in Portage County Court. Judge Edward Zappen ordered a $1,500 cash bond for Wroblewski. He was also referred him to the pre-trial supervision program. Wroblewski is to abstain from alcohol and he is not to drive without a valid license.
His next court appearance is scheduled for August 17.