Two more felony cases involving alcohol have been filed against a 31-year-old Clintonville man.
Aaron A. Altman is charged with felony drunken driving, operating after revocation and two counts of felony bail jumping in one case.
He faces two counts of attempted battery, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and felony bail jumping in the second case.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, Waupaca County Deputy Dan Lewinski was dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 110, about one-half mile north of County Trunk C in the town of Dupont. According to the 911 caller, the driver was attempting to move his vehicle from the ditch.
When Lewinski arrived, he spoke with the caller who pointed out the man he said had been driving the car. That man he said was the driver identified himself as Altman with a credit card and a food stamp card.
According to the criminal complaint, Altman denied operating the vehicle at the time it went into the ditch. He said his brother had been driving and left to get help.
Lewinski transported Altman to a hospital for a blood draw.
Altman was convicted of his first drunken driving offense on May 27, 2014. He was arrested and charged with a second offense on June 20, 2015. The June case, which includes a felony bail jumping charge, is still pending.
If convicted for both the June and October incidents, Altman will have three OWIs.
Shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, Clintonville Police Officer Matthew Wright was dispatched to Bump’s Bar in response to a fight.
When he arrived, Wright saw three men holding another man down on the ground.
Witnesses told Wright they were holding Altman down because he had started fighting with other patrons at the bar.
Wright handcuffed Altman and escorted him to his squad car. Altman’s nose was bleeding.
According to the criminal complaint, some of the witnesses did not want to speak with the police about the incident, including one who had a black eye.
The bartender told Officer Craig Bevernitz that Altman had been at the bar for some time, drinking heavily and starting altercations with other patrons. She told him to leave.
Once outside, Altman said he left his money on the bar, and one of the other patrons grabbed $17 and gave it to him, the bartender reportedly said.
Another fight started outside between Altman and one of the other men who had helped escort him out of the bar.
The bartender was between the two men. She said Altman hit her in the face and broke her glasses, according to the criminal complaint.
Another woman said she and her husband had been playing pool when Altman approached them and tried to chest bump her husband.
This led to a physical altercation, and Altman was taken out of the bar.
He allegedly hit the woman in the face, but she told police it was not very hard.
In February, Altman was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He is scheduled for a jury trial in this case on Nov. 23-24.