A Waupaca man with a pending third drunken driving case from January was arrested for drunken driving again on Oct. 19. He is also accused of threatening the arresting officer’s family.
Andrew W. Fietzer, 37, Waupaca, is charged with misdemeanor drunken driving and felony threatening of the relatives of a witness. He is also charged with two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.
On Jan. 23, Fietzer was charged in Waupaca County with his third OWI and released from custody on a $500 signature bond.
On Sept. 2, he was charged in Portage County with disorderly conduct and bail jumping and released from custody on a $1,150 cash bond.
Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, Waupaca County Deputy James Santiago was traveling on State Highway 22 in the town of Union when he observed a minivan operating left of the center line. The van then turned south onto Symco Road, then east on Blake Street, then north onto Church Street, then back onto State Highway 22, where he began driving in the wrong lane, according to the criminal complaint.
Santiago activated his emergency lights to make a traffic stop, but the van continued driving, then turned onto West River Road before stopping.
According to the criminal complaint, the driver exited the van and started yelling, “Why’d you stop me?” He reportedly refused to identify himself and refused to perform the field sobriety tests.
While being transported to the hospital for a blood draw, Fietzer claimed to be part of the mob and threatened to go to the school Santiago’s children attend to find them, the complaint says.
Fietzer was previously convicted of drunken driving in August 1999 and September 2006.