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.

News Release

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.

"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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