DUNN COUNTY -- A 57-year-old Menomonie man was arrested on suspicion of OWI (6th Offense) on Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Eugene R. Vilz, 57 years of age, from Menomonie, WI. has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Eau Claire Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 6th offense.
On 06-14-20, at approximately 6:39 a.m., a WI State Patrol Trooper stopped to check on an occuppied vehicle by the roadside.
Upon approach the driver was identified as Eugene Vilz and showed signs of impairment. A subsequent investigation, including standardized field sobriety testing, showed that Mr. Vilz was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with this being his 6th offense.
Mr. Vilz was arrested and transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary test of his blood and then to the Chippewa County Jail. He is being charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated 6th offense.
"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."