Police in West Bend arrest 37-year-old motorcyclist, accused of seventh OWI offense

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WEST BEND (WITI) — Police say early Sunday morning, May 17th, a 37-year-old man was arrested for his seventh OWI while operating his motorcycle in West Bend.

Just before 1:30 a.m., police attempted to stop the motorcyclist in the 200 block of S. Main Street for an ordinance violation.

As the officer approached the motorcyclist, he sped off.

A pursuit ensued and speeds exceeding 50 miles-per-hour.

After a short pursuit, the motorcycle’s operator stopped the motorcycle at the dead end on Water Street. He then fled on foot.

Officers located the motorcyclist behind a storage building near the Samaritan Health Center on Washington Street. He was placed under arrest for fleeing.

Police say the man displayed signs of intoxication and was charged with operating while intoxicated.

The man has six previous OWI convictions. He was last convicted of OWI in September 2014.

4 comments

  • Mr. Bob

    This guy is extremely stupid. Can’t he just be sentenced to life in prison based on his stupidity???

  • El gato

    Stupid isn’t the right word to describe this a-hole! Take away the motorcycle and sell it to someone with a license and some maturity. It’s creeps like this that give bikers a bad image. What was he riding? Couldn’t have been a sport bike if speeds were only 50 mph! Probably a bagger!

    • CMD

      Unfortunately they have part of this story wrong. It was not his motorcycle. It was a friends that he “borrowed”. q

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