MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities in western Wisconsin say a man had a child in his car when he was arrested for this seventh DWI.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the 49-year-old Milwaukee man was stopped by a trooper Tuesday evening for speeding on Interstate 49 in Eau Claire County.READ MORE: 'This Cannot Continue': Minnesota Leaders React To Deadly Texas School Shooting
When approaching the car, the trooper noted the smell of alcohol and marijuana. An open bottle was seen in the car door, and a search of the vehicle turned up a pills without a valid prescription.READ MORE: 'They All Have A Different Story': Save The Boards Reminds Mpls. Of Impact Of George Floyd's Murder
The driver was taken to jail and booked on DWI, operating a car with a revoked license, possession of narcotics, and possession of an illegally-obtained prescription.
The child was turned over to a “responsible adult,” officials say.MORE NEWS: New Programs Aim To Address Stress, Depression AAPI Community Faces
In Wisconsin, the maximum penalty for a seventh DWI conviction when there’s a minor in the car is up to 25 years in prison.