Fond du Lac Man Arrested for 8th OWI

A 43-year-old Fond du Lac man was arrested for his 8th Operating While Intoxicated offense Saturday night, February 4, 2023.

Just before midnight, a Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant was on routine patrol when he observed a northbound vehicle on County D near Brown Rd in the Township of Fond du Lac, driving northbound in the southbound lanes and had nearly colliding with a southbound vehicle.

The Sergeant performed a traffic stop on the driver, and while interacting with him, saw a bottle of whiskey on the front passenger seat and immediately recognized signs
of impairment due to alcohol.

The driver refused a field sobriety test and was arrested.

During the course of the OWI investigation, the driver became verbally and physically assaultive with nursing staff at SSM St. Agnes Hospital and had made threats to harm law enforcement.

He is currently being held on charges of OWI 8th offense, threats to law enforcement, battery to a health care provider, disorderly conduct, and resisting an officer.