Waukesha Man Charged With 4th OWI
A 33-year-old Waukesha man is accused of running a stop sign while drunk in front of a police officer Monday morning.
A 33-year-old Waukesha man is accused of his fourth drunk driving charge after a Waukesha police officer spotted a vehicle not stopping at a controlled intersection early Monday.
Nicholas A. Stilwell was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of fourth offense operating while intoxicated and one count of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 21 months in prison and $12,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 1:51 a.m. Monday, a Waukesha police officer on patrol saw Stilwell driving northbound on North Grandview Boulevard and turn left onto Michigan Avenue without stopping for a stop sign. The officer pulled Stilwell over, who had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Stilwell denied drinking before driving.
Stilwell failed field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol level of 0.19 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.
Stilwell was previously convicted of OWI in 1999, 2002 and 2004. He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $3,500 bond while awaiting trial.