Spooner man arrested for 7th OWI
Brien J. Drain, 45, from Spooner, has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Spooner Post, for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, 7th offense.
On Friday, April 14, 2017, at approximately 9:38 p.m. Troopers from the Northwest Region Spooner Post attempted to stop a green 1998 Ford Ranger for speeding, 73 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone on Highway 70 near Hurtel. The vehicle accelerated to 85 miles per hour and continued eastbound on Highway 70 to Washburn County. The pursued vehicle eventually struck deflation devices and was then rammed by a squad car using a pursuit intervention technique.
The suspect vehicle came to a final rest after striking a squad car. The driver was extricated from the vehicle after he failed to comply with officers orders. The driver was identified as Brien J. Drain, 45, from Spooner. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver may be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.
No injuries were incurred by officers or suspect driver.
Drain was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, 7th offense. An evidentiary blood test was obtained. Drain was also charged with operating after suspension and knowingly flee an officer. Drain was lodged in the Washburn County Jail pending an initial court appearance.
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