SAWYER COUNTY -- The Court has ordered Woodrow Gordon, of Hayward, WI to serve time in prison on his convictions of 6th and 7th Offense Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in Sawyer County.

DrydenWire reported in October 2020, that Gordon had been arrested and charged with Class F Felony Operating While Intoxicated, 7th Offense; Class F Felony Operating With Prohibited Alcohol Concentration, 7th Offense; Class I Felony Throw or Discharge Bodily Fluids at Public Safety Worker; Misdemeanor Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device; and Misdemeanor Operate Motor Vehicle While Revoked.

Gordon’s charges stemmed from an incident on September 2, 2020, shortly after 2p, when law enforcement stopped to check on a disabled vehicle. Another vehicle was stopped nearby and someone was attempting to assist with jumper cables for the disabled vehicle.

While Officers spoke with Gordon, he stated that he had picked up the vehicle from an auto shop and was taking it to a friend’s house. Gordon became increasingly upset and aggressive while talking to the Officers, yelling profanities at them and slamming the hood of the vehicle closed.

Officer’s on scene learned that Gordon was on probation on a withheld sentence that he had received in March 2020 for a conviction of 6th Offense OWI. A preliminary breath test on Gordon gave a result of .09, and Gordon was taken into custody. 

At a recent hearing, the Court ordered an 8-year sentence for Gordon on his conviction of 7th Offense OWI. The remaining charges filed against Gordon from the September incident were dismissed and read in. Gordon is to serve 3 years initial confinement in state prison, followed by 5 years of extended supervision.

Online circuit court records also show that Gordon’s probation on the previous OWI conviction was revoked following his arrest for the September incident. Gordon has been ordered to serve a 5-year sentence on that conviction; 2 years initial confinement in state prison, followed by 3 years of extended supervision. Gordon’s sentences will be served concurrently with credit for time already served in custody.

Conditions of extended supervision will require Gordon to maintain absolute sobriety, complete any counseling and programming deemed appropriate by the agent, and follow-through.


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