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Man Arrested for 3rd OWI Charged With Stealing iPad

Suspect, 70, accused of driving drunk tells police he took the iPad because he only makes $7.25 per hour, according to a criminal complaint.

A 70-year-old Waukesha man is accused of driving drunk with a stolen iPad in his car, according to a criminal complaint.

Robert R. Greenwald was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court last week with one count of third offense operating while intoxicated, one count of theft and one count of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 30 months in prison and $22,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 12:33 a.m. Dec. 4, Greenwald was driving eastbound in the 200 block of Arcadian Avenue when a Waukesha police officer pulled him over because the registration on his car was expired. The officer noticed Greenwald seemed impaired and had red glossy eyes, so he asked him to get out of the car and perform field sobriety tests.

Greenwald tried and failed the tests and submitted to a Breathalyzer test, which revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.169 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit to drive. Greenwald said he drank five or six vodka and Coke drinks at Billy D’s while there for a Christmas party, then went to Paz’s Pub before dropping some friends off on his way home.

Officers searched Greenwald’s car and found mostly junk mixed with a brand new iPad. Greenwald said he works at the Salvation Army and someone turned in the iPad as a donation and he took it because he makes $7.25 an hour “and that ain’t (expletive).”

Officers traced the iPad to a woman who works at Salvation Army, who said it was either taken from her desk or out of her car. She suspected Greenwald in the theft, saying she suspected him of taking items from the organization while other employees turned a blind eye.

Greenwald was previously convicted of OWI in 1994 and 1999. He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $750 bond while awaiting trial. 

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