Squealing tires lead to felony arrest
Damien J. Kindt, 37, Green Bay, was charged in Waupaca County Circuit Court with a sixth drunken driving offense and with operating after revocation.
At 11:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, Iola Police Sgt. Paul Zierler was eastbound on County Trunk B when he heard squealing tires.
Zierler then observed a vehicle stopped on Pierce Street, about 50 feet from the stop sign at the intersection with County B.
The vehicle then jerked forward, causing its tires to squeal again.
After turning west onto County B, the vehicle stopped, accelerated and squealed its tires again, according to the criminal complaint.
Zierler activated his emergency lights, drove past the car, turned around and begin following it as it travelled very slowly before pulling into a parking lot and stopping.
Zierler reported seeing the driver toss a plastic cup with liquid and ice out of the car.
The driver identified himself as Kindt and said he did not have a driver’s license.
Zierler reported finding half a can of cold beer in the center console.
When asked how much he had to drink, Kindt reportedly said he drank five beers at a bar in Ogdensburg.
A preliminary breath test indicated that Kindt had a .19 blood-alcohol level.
He was released from custody after posting a $1,500 cash bond. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of a sixth OWI.