Jeremy J. Roe, 40, Waupaca, was charged with a felony offense of operating while intoxicated, operating after revocation and felony bail jumping.
On Oct. 31, Waupaca Police Officer Clint Schroeder responded to a two-vehicle crash at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot.
A witness told Schroeder she saw a black GMC back out of a parking stall and hit a green truck. She said the driver drove to another parking stall, exited his vehicle, went into the grocery store, then came back out. He allegedly walked around searching for an unlocked car, then sat down inside of it.
Officer Diana Flatoff arrived at the scene. She and Schroeder approached the man, who did not smell of alcohol, but appeared “out of it,” according to the criminal complaint.
The officers located Roe’s vehicle, which had fresh damage to the back. When they searched the vehicle, they found more than a dozen pills and a grinder with pill-residue in it, the complaint says.
The pills were identified as buspirone hydrochloride, a medication for the treatment of anxiety.
Schroeder continued trying to communicate with Roe, “but he was unable to function and did not know what was going on,” the complaint says.
Blood was drawn and sent to the state crime lab for analysis. The results have not been returned yet.
Roe has six prior drunken driving convictions. In February 2008, his license was revoked indefinitely due to his failure to comply with a court-ordered driver safety plan.