Man going 104 MPH in Waushara County arrested for 6th OWI
AURORAVILLE, Wis. (WBAY) - A 44-year-old Wautoma man is facing his 6th OWI charge after a state trooper stopped him for going 104 miles per hour.
The Wisconsin State Patrol says the trooper caught up with Billy Jack Houston at 7:15 Tuesday night on Highway 21 near Highway 49. That’s about 7 miles north of Berlin.
The trooper noticed the driver showed signs of impairment and gave Houston a field sobriety test, then arrested him for operating while intoxicated. Houston was also arrested for battery to a law enforcement officer and ticketed for speeding.
A conviction for a 6th OWI offense carries 1 to 10 years in prison, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Online court records show Houston’s 5th OWI offense was more than 9 years ago, in January 2013.
A person with that many OWI convictions is limited to a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.02%, a quarter of the 0.08% BAC for most drivers.
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