Charges of 5th Offense OWI and Discharge of Bodily Fluids at an Officer have been filed against a man following an incident in Amery, WI on June 27, 2018.

A probable cause report from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office states that an officer was on patrol in the City of Amery on June 27 and just before 11p stopped a vehicle for travelling at 40 miles per hour (mph) in a 25 mph zone.

The driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, was identified as Scott Hansen, of North Saint Paul, MN (previously of Balsam, Lake, WI). The probable cause report goes on to state that Hansen had difficulty locating his proof of insurance card, and the officer ultimately had to point out to Hansen that the card was in Hansen’s hand.

The officer also could smell the odor of intoxicants when he was speaking to Hansen. The officer attempted to complete field sobriety tests with Hansen, however according to the probable cause report, Hansen was unable to successfully complete the tests.

A preliminary breath test was conducted with Hansen with a result of 0.21. At that time Hansen was told that he was being arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 5th Offense.

Hansen spit on both of the police officers who were on scene, yelled over the officers while they were reading paperwork regarding the violation, and repeatedly stated “Shut the f**k up”.

Hansen was transported to the Amery Regional Hospital for an evidentiary blood draw. The results of any testing on Hansen’s blood are not known to at this time.

Online circuit court records show that a criminal complaint has been filed in Polk County Circuit Court regarding this incident and charging him with Class G Felony Operating While Intoxicated 5th Offense, 2 counts of Class I Felony Throw/Discharge Bodily Fluid at Public Safety Worker, Misdemeanor Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.

Hansen was placed on a $2,500 cash bail bond at a hearing on June 28, 2018 with conditions that he maintain Absolute Sobriety, not possess or consume alcohol, be subject to testing to determine compliance with his bail bond, and not to operate any motor vehicle unless properly licensed.

Hansen is due back in court later this month regarding his charges.

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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