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.

News Release

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."

Last Update: Jun 15, 2020 8:44 am CDT

Posted In

Crime & Court

Share This Article