WASHBURN COUNTY -- Timothy Larson, of Minong, WI was sentenced in Washburn County Circuit Court on August 14, 2017, on his conviction for Operating While Intoxicated 6th Offense. Larson was sentenced to 6 months custody in County Jail to be followed by 3 years of Probation under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Probation & Parole.
According to public record, the Court further ordered that while Larson must serve 2 days incarceration (with 1 day of credit for time served), the remainder of the 6 months may be served while on a monitor. Larson's driver's license will be revoked for 24 months and he will be required to have an Ignition Interlock Device installed on his vehicle for 24 months. He must also pay fees and costs in the amount of $1,744.
Larson's charges stem from an incident in November 2016 in which he had pulled his truck over to the side of the road and a Wisconsin State Trooper stopped to check out the situation. The Trooper saw an open container of Miller Lite beer in the front passenger seat.
The criminal complaint filed against Larson stated that he told the State Trooper that he 'way too much' to drink that night. Larson gave a preliminary breath sample at the scene, and the result was 0.13.
Larson plead guilty to his charge on June 5, 2017.
Minong Man Pleads Guilty to OWI 6th Offense
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | by Ben Dryden
A Minong, WI man plead guilty to 6th Offense Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in Washburn County Circuit Court on June 5, 2017.
Charges were filed against Timothy Larson, of Minong, WI, on November 17, 2016, after an incident on November 3, 2016, in which a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper made contact with Larson after the Trooper observed Larson pull his truck over onto the side of the road. The Trooper also observed that Larson's truck had defective exhaust and a defective license plate lamp.
The criminal complaint states that the Trooper approached the truck on the passenger side and observed an open container of Miller Lite beer in the front passenger seat. Larson provided his identification to the Trooper and when the trooper asked about the open container, Larson reportedly told the Trooper that the container was his from earlier that day.
Larson later told the Trooper that he had 'way too much' to drink that night. The Trooper conducted standard field sobriety tests with Larson, however, Larson was unable to complete all the tests due to health reasons. A preliminary breath test of Larson gave a result of 0.13.
Larson was arrested for OWI and public record shows that at a bail hearing in Washburn County Circuit Court on November 4, 2016, he was placed on a $100.00 cash bail bond which was posted that same day.
On December 22, 2016, a preliminary examination hearing was held, and the Court heard testimony from the State Trooper who arrested Larson regarding Larson's charges. Further hearings were set throughout the first part of 2017 with a plea hearing originally scheduled for May 15, 2017.
On June 5, the Court accepted Larson's plea of guilty to the charge of 6th offense OWI, which is a Class H Felony, and ordered that a Pre-Sentence Investigation Report (PSI) be completed prior to the sentencing hearing now scheduled for August 14, 2017.
Larson could face a maximum sentence of 6 years confinement in state prison per the charge listed in the criminal complaint filed against him. An OWI penalty chart located on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Website lists a minimum sentence of 6 months confinement for 6th Offense OWI.