WASHBURN COUNTY -- A man convicted of 6th Offense Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in Washburn County Circuit Court has been sentenced to serve 3 years confinement in Wisconsin State Prison.
Charles Coon, of Luck, WI, was charged with Class H Felony 6th Offense OWI in Washburn County Circuit Court following a traffic stop on January 6, 2016. According to the criminal complaint filed against Coon, a Washburn County Sheriff's Deputy saw a vehicle traveling through the City of Spooner. The Deputy saw that the driver of the vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt. The Deputy ran a check on the vehicle to find out who the registered owner was, and discovered that the vehicle was registered to Charles Coon who had a revoked driver's license.
The Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and Spooner Police Department assisted at the scene with the 3 passengers who were also in the vehicle.
The criminal complaint states that Coon advised the Deputy that Coon had consumed a couple of beers. Coon attempted to complete field sobriety testing but was not able to successfully do so. Washburn County Dispatch advised the Deputy that Coon had 5 prior convictions for OWI, and Coon was placed under arrest for OWI 6th Offense.
While checking the vehicle, law enforcement located multiple beers cans, some empty, some still containing beer, along with an empty beer case. Coon did agree to submit to an evidentiary draw of his blood, however, the results of any blood test were not listed in the criminal complaint and are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.
Public record indicates that on May 3, 2017, Coon plead guilty to his charge and his bail was revoked at that time. A second charge of Class H Felony Operate with Restricted Controlled Substance 6th Offense was dismissed.
On August 31, 2017, Coon appeared while in custody in Washburn County Circuit Court for a Sentencing Hearing before the Hon. John M. Yackel.
Judge Yackel sentenced Coon to serve 3 years of confinement in Wisconsin State Prison, followed by 3 years of extended supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Probation & Parole. Coon received credit for 323 days already served in confinement. Judge Yackel also ordered that the $500 cash bond that was previously posted for Coon is to be applied against any court costs that Coon owes.
According to public record, Coon plead guilty in Burnett County Circuit Court on July 27, 2017, to a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. The Court ordered 3 years of probation on that conviction along with following through on Alcohol and Drug Assessment programming.