Accused speeding, littering motorcyclist charged with 5th OWI

Driver comes within feet of officers, faces 6th drunken driving charge

The Wisconsin State Patrol said a motorcyclist was littering and speeding on the highway before he was arrested on suspicion of a fifth-offense drunken driving charge early Saturday.

The Wisconsin State Patrol said a trooper stopped 53-year-old Jeffrey Alan Tracy, of Platteville, for reportedly speeding in 25 mph and 45 mph zones on Highway 151 near the Highway XX exit in Grant County at 8:46 a.m. According to a news release, the trooper said Tracy was also making an improper turn and littering.

According to the report, the trooper said Tracy’s eyes were red and bloodshot, and the trooper said he smelled intoxicating beverages on Tracy.

Tracy denied drinking and refused to perform an eye test to measure sobriety. Tracy was given a portable breath test for alcohol at the scene and blew an amount over his restriction on his license, which was of .02 percent.

Tracy was taken to the hospital to give a blood sample. He was then taken to Grant County Jail and charged with fifth-offense operating while intoxicated.