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OWI Follows Car-Tree Collision

It's a Milwaukee man's fifth OWI charge after he crashed his car into a tree on Douglas Avenue, Caledonia police say.

A man is facing his fifth drunk driving charge after he crashed the Nissan Sentra he was driving into a tree, said Sgt. Gary Larsen, of the Caledonia Police Department.

The 40-year-old Milwaukee man was taking a passenger in his car to work when he went into a ditch in the 7000 block of Douglas Avenue at 2:47 p.m. on Wednesday. The driver and passenger were uninjured.

However, the arresting officer smelled alcohol on the man, they conducted a field sobriety test on him and arrested him.

Larsen said the department has submitted charges to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

“We also found out that he had a warrant out for him in Milwaukee for operating a vehicle while his license was revoked,” Larsen said. “So not only should he not have been driving drunk, he shouldn’t have been driving at all.”

Police have submitted the charges to the Racine County District Attorney’s. However, those charges have not been issued and are pending the results of the blood work.

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