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: Semi Driver Killed In I-94 Crash In St. Michael, State Patrol Says
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: Man Charged With Murder In Gunfight-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick, 18
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: Stray Bullets Hit Daycare, Multiple Homes In Brooklyn Park
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.