POLK COUNTY -- Dwayne Lee Niesen, 59, from Prairie Farm, WI, has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 7th offense.

The WSP says that at approximately 1:40p on Friday, August 20, 2021, a Patrol Inspector stopped a vehicle on US HWY 8 for speeding in a 55-mph zone and for following too closely. The driver, according to the WSP, was identified as Dwayne Lee Niesen.

A subsequent investigation, including standardized field sobriety testing, apparently showed that Niesen was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Niesen was arrested and transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary test of his blood and then to the Polk County Jail.

He is being charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated 7th offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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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