A 36-year-old man crashed his vehicle has been arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance after he crashed his vehicle into a truck and allegedly admitted to authorities to smoking marijuana. An 11-year-old female child was also in the vehicle, according to a press release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

(Press Release) — Lazeric L Bloodsaw, 36 years of age, from Sommerset has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Eau Claire Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, with one child in the vehicle under the age of 16.

On Sunday, March 3 2019, at approximately 4:08 PM, a Wisconsin State Trooper was called to investigate a driving complaint and crash at mile post 44 westbound on Interstate 94 in Dunn County. Upon arrival the trooper noticed the crashed vehicle resembled an earlier attempt to locate driving complaint for aggressive driving, speeding and cutting other drivers off. The suspect vehicle had now crashed into a pickup truck.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the crash.

After further investigation, the trooper noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from Mr. Bloodsaw. Mr. Bloodsaw admitted to smoking marijuana approximately 5 hours before the vehicle crash. A marijuana cigarette was found in Mr. Bloodsaw’s vehicle. As a result of the trooper’s investigation, Mr. Bloodsaw was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.

A 11 year old female was an occupant of Mr. Blooodsaw’s vehicle. The female child was turned over to the custody of St. Croix Human Services. Mr. Bloodsaw was processed for OWI and turned over to the custody of Dunn 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."


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