POLK COUNTY (DrydenWire.com) -- Thomas S Barthman, 58, from Osceola, has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 11th offense.
On Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 7:44p, Troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries in Polk County east of Clear Lake.
Upon arriving on the scene, the driver, Thomas S Barthman, was being attended to by EMS. A helicopter was en-route due to the severity of the driver’s injuries, according to the WSP.
As Troopers continued the crash investigation, they noticed the odor of intoxicants emitting from the driver. A routine driver’s license check showed the driver had a suspended driver’s license with ten prior OWIs.
Barthman was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Barthman was transported by helicopter to a local hospital.
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