Man Arrested For OWI With Child In Car

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 39-year-old man from Osceola, Wis., was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Friday night for allegedly driving under the influence with a child inside his vehicle.

Authorities said Anthony Wayne Karis was stopped at about 8:32 p.m. Friday in Polk County, Wis. He was pulled over for weaving in and out of lanes and an equipment violation. An officer noticed signs of intoxication from Karis and administered field sobriety tests, which he subsequently failed.

Karis was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated with an 11-year-old child inside the car. It was not known if Karis was given a preliminary breath test or what the result of that test might was.

The incident remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Marine0311

    Why do people drink and drive? It so easy to call a cab, and pick your car up the next day.

    • Darren

      Why do people text and drive, eat and drive, talk on the cell, put on makeup, have conversations with their kids in the back seat and turning around. They all can be as deadly and the percentage of accidents are higher for those categories then for drunk drivers.

      All of them can kill you or someone else. There all choices, bad choices.

    • Pla-eese

      We’re not as smart as you?

  • pink

    I THOUGHT this was MN.
    Or isn’t there ANY other NEWS happening happening in MN?

    • tan pup

      Yeah, it’s on KSTP. CCO isn’t the only station – look around – be proactive. Besides all the DUI for MN are sitting in jail and that’s the point of the story – beware driving in WI, they don’t do anything about their culture of drunks.

      • jackactionhero

        Wisconsin has tougher DWI laws than Minnesota does, smart guy. Look it up.

  • Pat

    A need to take licenses away from all DWI drivers! His 11th????? You’ve got to be kidding——a few years in jail and no license for the rest of his life!!! I’ve got kids and grandkids on the road!!!

    • Jason

      read the story pat

    • tan pup

      Opps wrong story – same state. But hey, I’m sure it’s probably not his first and won’t be his last.

  • Confused

    What is “OWI”?



  • Bunny

    He needs some time in the workhouse and let out only to go to work. . .

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