A man with heroin-related convictions was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs while children were in his car.
Dustin J. Groelle, 35, Green Bay, was charged with operating while intoxicated with children in the vehicle and felony possession of a controlled substance.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, Cpl. Adam Rogge, with the Weyauwega Police Department, was asked to help Waupaca County deputies find an erratic vehicle traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 10.
A caller had reported seeing a silver sedan deviating from its lane a dozen times since it left Stevens Point. The caller advised dispatch that the vehicle exited at the State Highway 110 and County Trunk X ramp.
Deputy Sarah Besel located the vehicle parked on the ramp.
When Rogge arrived, he observed three children in the back seat, ranging in age from 6 to 12.
Rogge reported that the driver’s hands were shaking. When the driver, identified as Groelle, reached into his glove compartment, Rogge saw a prescription bottle.
According to the criminal complaint, Groelle told Rogge he was taking gabapentin for nerve pain.
Rogge reported finding an unlabeled prescription bottle in Groelle’s pants pocket. The 27 orange pills were identified as Adderal, an amphetamine that is a controlled substance.