POLK COUNTY -- A Milltown, WI man has been charged in Polk County Circuit Court with fleeing an officer and 5th Offense Operating While Intoxicated as well as Possession of Marijuana and other charges following an incident on September 24, 2017.
According to a probable cause report released by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a complaint was received on September 24, 2017, of a black SUV which was driving erratically. The initial caller also reported to law enforcement that the driver of that SUV at one point exited his vehicle and engaged in a verbal argument with her boyfriend, who was driving their vehicle. Based on the information provided by the caller, it was determined that the registered owner of the SUV was Brian Majorowicz.
Law enforcement located the SUV a short time later, in the Village of Milltown. Although an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the probable cause report states that the driver of the SUV did not cooperate with the stop, but instead traveled on through the village at a high rate of speed. Officers estimated that the SUV was traveling at around 50 miles per hour (mph) in a 25 mph zone, and also saw the SUV disregard at least 4 stop signs. The pursuit was deemed too dangerous and was terminated, and although officers drove along the route which the SUV had been observed to take, they did not locate the SUV at that time.
The initial caller and her boyfriend met with officers at a Super America Gas Station on Highway 8 in Polk County to give statements about the events which they had observed and to provide a description of the man who had been driving the SUV. While the officers were speaking with them, a black Chevrolet Suburban pulled into the gas station, and both the caller and her boyfriend stated to officers, “that's him”.
Officers approached the driver of the SUV with caution and with firearms ready, due to the pursuit which had ensued earlier as well as the statements of the caller and her boyfriend that the driver of the SUV had engaged in an argument with them. The driver allowed himself to be placed under arrest and was then identified as Brian Majorowicz.
The probable cause report goes on to state that the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Majorowicz, and also observed that Majorowicz's balance was poor and his speech was slow and slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. Majorowicz allegedly told officers that he had consumed 2 beers over the course of 2 hours.
Majorowicz was not cooperative with Field Sobriety Testing, ultimately refusing to complete the testing and also refusing to provide a sample of his blood for testing by the crime lab. Officers contacted a judge and a search warrant was granted to obtain a sample of his blood. The results of that test are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.
When officers reviewed Majorowicz's driving record, they determined that he had previously been convicted for OWI on 10/2/2007, 2/25/2009, 2/29/2012, and 10/9/2015, making this violation his 5th offense.
After Majorowicz was placed under arrest, officers performed a search of his vehicle prior to having it towed. In the center console, the officers found a can of Michelob beer which was ¾ full. Under the beer can, the officers also found a pipe for smoking marijuana and a small purple container containing .75 grams of marijuana.
Charges of Class G Felony 5th Offense OWI, Class I Felony Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer, Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor Operating While Revoked, and Misdemeanor Failure to Install an Ignition Interlock Device have been filed against Majorowicz.
Online circuit court records indicate that Marjorowicz appeared in Polk County Circuit Court on September 25, 2017, regarding his charges and was placed on a $2,500 cash bond.
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.