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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. 

fromjanesville2waukesha January 11, 2013 at 11:07 AM
My mother is a Hospice Social Worker. She is "on call" periodically. If some drunk driver mowed down my mother, I would certainly have words with him.
Laura C. January 11, 2013 at 01:30 PM
It is just so sad to read almost on a daily basis the number of people with more than 1 OWI/DWI. There is help out there. They have to go to counseling, AA mtgs etc. Maybe this time, it will finally sink in? I pray that it does.
Andy F April 16, 2013 at 08:20 PM
I know him personally... He is going through a REALLY tough time recently (NOT GIVING HIM AN EXCUSE) But drinking is the only way for him to forget about (for a short amount of time) the problems he is facing. He hasn't had even a sip of any since this occasion. And since then he has tried to kill himself numorous times, spent numorous amount of weeks in mental facilities, nothing help. He's trying to fix his drinking problem!!

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