A man with a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit was pulled over while driving an ATV through downtown Manawa.
Adam R. Jensen, 35, New London, was charged with a fifth operating while intoxicated. He was also cited for operating an all-terrain vehicle on a roadway and operating without a license.
At 3:23 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, Waupaca County Deputy Sara Besel was parked on South Bridge Street in Manawa when she observed an ATV pull out onto Union Street, then turn north onto Bridge Street. She began following the ATV.
“As I was catching up to the ATV, I observed it stop and the taillight turn off,” Basel reported. “I then observed the taillight turn back on and the ATV move a short distance and pull over towards the curb of the roadway just north of the intersection with Walnut Street. The ATV then stopped again and the taillight turned back off. At this time I pulled behind the ATV and activated my emergency lights.”
When Besel approached the driver, he said, “You got me,” according to the criminal complaint.
The driver, who identified himself as Jensen with a state photo ID card, reportedly had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.
Besel asked him how much he had to drink.
“Enough to get my fifth,” Jensen reportedly replied.
Jensen declined to perform the field sobriety tests because he did not want to “dance around on the side of the road.” He did agree to a preliminary breath test and to have his blood drawn.
The blood test indicated Jensen had a .313 BAC, the complaint says.