SBPD Makes Two OWI Arrests in One Call

One call involving the Sturgeon Bay Police Department led to two arrests for drunken driving earlier this week. Wednesday evening at about 9:30PM, a officer saw a car failing to stop for a stop sign on Oregon Street at 3rd Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 44-year old Sturgeon Bay man, immediately got out of his vehicle. The driver told the officer that he had been drinking and to take him to jail, then ran from the scene. A foot chase ensued with the officer winning the race. The suspect, who was not cooperative, was arrested for drunken driving. He was also cited for failing to stop for a stop sign, operating a vehicle without a valid drivers license and resisting an officer. During the investigation, the suspect began yelling about another vehicle in the vicinity. Believing some sort of altercation had taken place, officers stopped the second vehicle driven by a 59-year old city man. It turned out the suspected altercation involved another occupant of the residence shared by all three men. Police also determined that the second driver had been drinking and showed signs of impairment. He was arrested for a fourth offense of driving while intoxicated and taken to the Door County Jail pending a court appearance as a repeat offender.

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