SPOONER, WI — Michael O. Swonger, 47, from Spooner, WI, has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 5th offense, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post.

According to WSP, shortly after 4a this morning, Saturday, October 8, 2022, a Trooper from the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post came upon a driver slumped over the steering wheel of a running car that was partially over the curb into a yard on Hwy 70 at Summit Street in Spooner, WI.

The Trooper observed open intoxicants in the vehicle and a heavy odor of intoxicants emitting from the driver.

Mr. Swonger refused to perform two of the standard field sobriety tests and also refused to submit to a preliminary breath test.

Mr. Swonger was arrested for OWI - 5th offense, and transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary test of his blood and then to the Washburn County Jail.


"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: Oct 11, 2022 6:45 am CDT

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