Steven D. Chase, 27, Stevens Point, was charged in Waupaca County Circuit Court with discharging bodily fluids at an officer, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.
Shortly after midnight Sunday, Dec. 14, Waupaca Police Officer Nate Nelson and Sgt. Mario Graceffa were dispatched to a 911 open line near County Trunk QQ and Fulton Street. Dispatch reported that they did not have voice contact, but they could hear somebody puking and groaning. The cellphone number was traced to Chase.
When they arrived, the officers found Chase lying in a snow bank on the side of the road.
According to the criminal complaint, Chase seemed intoxicated and confused, his speech slurred and hard to understand. He had vomit on his mouth and face.
As Graceffa and Nelson lifted Chase out of the snowbank, he reportedly began yelling at them to get away and swinging his arms at them. The officers let him go, and Chase fell back into the snow.
When the officers picked him back up, Chase began kicking at them, the complaint says. He reportedly began spitting at them and splattered vomit on Graceffa’s pants and boots.
Chase was taken to Riverside Medical Center. A preliminary breath test indicated Chase had a 0.217 blood-alcohol level, the complaint says.