JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A driver in Jackson County was arrested after telling a trooper that he was drinking while driving.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, recently, a trooper responded to a report of a reckless driver who was swerving back and forth between lanes on I-94 in Jackson County.
Once the officer located the vehicle in question, the trooper noticed that the vehicle was ‘speeding in excess’ and almost striking construction barrels.
The trooper proceeded to initiate a traffic stop and while approaching the vehicle the officer reported seeing a can of beer in the center console.
While talking with the driver, the trooper said the driver admitted to “having a few drinks” while driving.
The driver was unable to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests with a preliminary breath test of 0.252, according to authorities.
The driver was subsequently arrested for Operating While Intoxicated and taken into custody.