STONE LAKE, WI - A 40-year-old man was arrested for OWI (6th Offense) Wednesday evening in Stone Lake, WI after a Trooper observed his vehicle crossing the center line and conducted a traffic stop, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Joseph Roy Trepania, 40 years of age, from Winnebago, WI has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 6th offense.
On Wednesday June 17, at approximately 6:48 pm, A WI State Patrol Trooper observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on STH 70 cross the center line of the roadway near 1st Street in Stone Lake. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the operator was identified as Joseph R. Trepania. Trepania displayed a strong odor of intoxicants and several other indicators of intoxication.
Trepania was placed under arrest for OWI 6th offense and transported to the Sawyer County jail. A warrant was obtained for an evidentiary blood draw and the blood draw was completed. Trepania was incarcerated for OWI 6th offense and operating a motor vehicle after driver’s license revocation.
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