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Man Charged With 6th OWI in Waukesha

Germantown man is arrested after a Waukesha police officer hears him speeding down Lincoln Avenue.

A 45-year-old Germantown man is facing his sixth drunken driving charge after he was caught speeding through Waukesha Sunday.

Colin M. Morrisey was charged in on Monday with one count of sixth offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 1:03 a.m. Sunday, a Waukesha police officer on patrol spotted a Morrisey turn from West Broadway onto Lincoln Avenue, then heard the car accelerate excessively. The officer went to catch up with the car, which then ran a red light and turned onto southbound Oakland Avenue.

The officer then turned on his emergency lights to pull the car over, but Morrisey just stopped in the middle of the roadway without turning off to the side. Morrisey smelled of alcohol then failed field sobriety tests, saying at one point “I could not even do that sober.”

He had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 percent, which is three times the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.

Morrisey was previously convicted of OWI in 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2007. He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $25,000 bond. 

Johnny Paycheck June 21, 2012 at 02:46 AM
That handsome fellow really has a lot going for him!
lu June 21, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Why is he still allowed a car, registration and license to drive? Why 5 more changes on being allowed to possibly kill someone.
WIRSOL June 21, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Now this man is a repeat offender, a SIX TIME repeat offender. He could have killed someone by this point, yet he only faces 6 years of prison? Yet a 17 yr old boy who has sex with his 16 yr old girlfriend would face 25 years in prison or more depending on the number of felonies they could be charged with. And don't forget a life time sentence of their name and photo on the registry with Child Sex Offense next to his name. How is that even considered 'Justice'?
Lola June 21, 2012 at 09:02 PM
I could not agree more. It is scary to think that drunk driving offenders are allowed back onto the roads and that there are not harsher punishments - ESPECIALLY for the repeat offenders. Driving can be scary enough these days what with texting while driving, etc... We need to do better when it comes to keeping repeat offenders off of the road - if they have done it 6 times (that we can prove with court records, which doesn't take into account all the times they didn't get caught), why would you think they won't do it more.

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