Aaron A. Altman, 31, Clintonville, is charged with a second drunken driving offense, operating after revocation, hit-and-run, obstructing an officer and felony bail jumping.
On Saturday, June 20, Clintonville Police Officers Matthew Wright and Anthony Arietta were notified that a motorist had called dispatch to report an erratic driver in an older white Ford in the Pickerel Point area.
The caller attempted to follow the car, but the other driver put his white Ford into reverse and tried to ram the caller’s pickup truck, according to the criminal complaint.
Police were given a license plate number, which records indicated belonged to a 1986 white Ford Crown Victoria. The plate had expired in 2009.
A short time later, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office received a report that the white Ford had been involved in a hit-and-run.
Shortly after 3 a.m., Wright located the vehicle in the Kwik Trip parking lot on West Madison Street. Arietta arrived and encountered a man wearing a blue hat and a tank top exiting the store. He believed the man to be Altman.
According to the criminal complaint, Altman denied driving the white Ford. When asked his name, he reportedly said, “Do your job. I’m not telling you.”
Video surveillance at the store showed a man in a blue hat and tank top exit the white Ford and enter the store.
Police say Altman refused to perform a field sobriety test and was taken to the hospital in New London for a blood draw.
Altman was convicted of his first drunken driving offense in May 2014. His license was revoked and has not been reinstated, the complaint says.
Court records indicate Altman was charged in Waupaca County with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and taking a car without the owner’s consent on Feb. 27.