BURNETT COUNTY — Nicholas Olson of Siren, WI, has been sentenced on Felony OWI 5th Offense charges.
DrydenWire.com reported on July 26, 2017, that Nicholas and his brother Jason were both arrested and charged following a motorcycle crash in Burnett County, WI.
Charges of Class I Felony Attempting to Flee or Elude a Traffic Officer, Class F Felony 7th Offense OWI, Misdemeanor Resisting an Officer and Class F Felony Operate with Prohibited Alcohol Concentration were filed against Nicholas following the incident.
According to a criminal complaint, law enforcement engaged in a high speed pursuit of the motorcycle which both Nicholas and Jason were riding; reaching speeds of 95 miles per hour. Nicholas, later identified as the driver of the motorcycle, attempted to take a turn, but hit the gravel instead, resulting in the motorcycle crashing.
Nicholas fled on foot into a wooded area, but was located by law enforcement and taken into custody.
Online circuit court records indicate that due to collateral attack regarding some of Nicholas’ prior convictions, the Court found that this incident would be his 5th Offense and the charge was amended down from 7th Offense.
Nicholas appeared for a sentencing hearing in Burnett County Circuit Court regarding his charges in this matter, as well as additional criminal charges filed in two other Burnett County Circuit Court cases.
The Court ordered a 3 year sentence on Nicholas’ conviction of OWI 5th Offense; with 3 years of probation and 360 days of conditional jail time. Nicholas received credit for 8 days served. Conditions of his probation require Nicholas to maintain absolute sobriety and prohibit him from going to any establishments whose primary purpose is to serve alcohol.
The Court also ordered 3 years of probation for a conviction of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine filed against Nicholas in another case. Details of that case are not known to DrydenWire.com.
According to online circuit court records, Jason Olson was charged with Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana) and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. At Jason’s initial appearance hearing in August 2017, he entered a plea of No Contest to a reduced charge of Non Criminal Possession of THC and his other charge was dismissed.