The Waupaca County district attorney’s office amended three drunken driving citations issued this spring against Roy D. Sindelar, 43, Weyauwega, into felony charges.
He was convicted of a fourth offense of operating under the influence Sept. 3 in Winnebago County, making subsequent OWI convictions felonies.
Sindelar’s three drunken driving citations in Waupaca County were amended to felony charges on Dec. 17. He faces up to six years in prison if convicted.
On the night of April 4, Weyauwega Police Officer Matt Batte was on patrol when he observed a vehicle with its high-beam lights on, stopped in the middle of the intersection of East Alfred and Lincoln streets. He followed the vehicle as it drove to Ann Street, then turned into a driveway.
Batte reported that the driver, identified as Sindelar, hurried away from the car. When Batte grabbed him from behind, Sindelar fell to the ground.
According to the criminal complaint, Sindelar tested at a 0.351 blood alcohol content (BAC).
On May 10, Sindelar appeared in court and was released on a $2,000 signature bond. One hour later, Weyauwega Police Officer Brandon Leschke saw a black pickup truck on Main Street with the expiration sticker missing from its license plate. A record check indicated that the plate was expired and the owner, Sindelar, had a suspended driver’s license.
Leschke pulled the vehicle over. When the officer asked Sindelar for ID, he held up a copy of his signature bond.
Sindelar reportedly had a 0.242 BAC at the time of his arrest.
At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, Weyauwega Police Sgt. Gerald Poltrock was advised of a possible drunken driver on County Road X, south of the city. Poltrock later saw Sindelar driving on Main Street and made a traffic stop.
When Poltrock asked Sindelar for identification, Sindelar reportedly gave him a customer card from a video store. According to the criminal complaint, Sindelar was unable to recite the alphabet correctly and had a 0.206 BAC.