Man Arrested on 5th OWI Charge
Police say a Waukesha man walks in front of a police officer drunk, then gets behind the wheel of a car registered to a person with a suspended driver's license, according to a criminal complaint.
A 37-year-old Waukesha man is accused of felony drunk driving after he got into a car registered to a person with an expired driver's license in front of a Waukesha police officer, according to a criminal complaint.
Saul R. Ramos was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of fifth offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 1:35 a.m. Oct. 23, a Waukesha police officer was driving northbound on Grand Avenue near Wilson Avenue when he spotted Ramos walking on the sidewalk, then get into a car registered to a person with a suspended driver's license.
Ramos turned onto Wilson and as he passed through the Garfield intersection, he began to drive down the middle of the road and partially into oncoming traffic, so the officer pulled him over. Ramos smelled of intoxicants but didn't answer when asked if he had been drinking.
The officer asked again and Ramos said "come," then made a motion for the officer to get closer, so the officer called for backup. Ramos refused to follow directions for field sobriety tests, so he was placed under arrest and taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for a blood test.
On the way to the hospital he became disorderly and abusive toward police officers. Ramos was previously convicted of OWI in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. He's currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $1,000 bond while awaiting trial.