POLK COUNTY (DrydenWire) — A 51-year-old Amery man was arrested over the weekend by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post (WSP) for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 5th offense.

WSP says that on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at approximately 4:03p, a Wisconsin State Trooper responded to a driving complaint in the city of Amery and located the vehicle.

Upon approach, the Trooper detected an odor of intoxicants and observed open alcohol containers in the vehicle.

A subsequent investigation, including standardized field sobriety tests, showed the driver, identified as John Thomas Kratz, was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant 5th offense, according to the WSP.

Mr. Kratz was arrested and transported to the Amery Hospital for an evidentiary test of his blood and then to the Polk County Jail.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Last Update: Dec 05, 2022 10:27 am CST

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