10/28 West Bend Man Found Guilty of Fourth and Fifth OWI's

A thirty year old man from West Bend was charged with his fourth and fifth offense OWI’s on Friday. Brandon Speath appeared in a Washington County court room before Washington County Circuit Judge James Muehlbauer with his attorney for a plea hearing on Friday. He pleaded guilty to the charges given his previous record. Spaeth has been previously convicted of OWI three times since February 2007.Spaeth was charged in three Washington County
cases, including two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct, bail jumping and two counts of OWI. The first OWI charge came back on June 27th , 2012 when a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy stopped to assist Spaeth on Highway P in the town of Polk. Spaeth told the deputy he pulled over because he was experiencing car troubles. The deputy detected that Spaeth’s speech was slurred. The next violation was on Oct. 6, 2012, a Washington
County Sheriff’s Department deputy was notified about an impaired driver on Highway 45. The deputy saw a car weave back and forth and drift over the center line and at one point almost hitting a pickup truck. The deputy stopped the car on the Highway 45 off-ramp at Paradise Drive in West Bend. Spaeth told the deputy he had come from a methadone clinic, which made him speak slowly. Following that arrest, Spaeth’s blood was drawn and taken to the State Laboratory of Hygiene in Madison. The results indicated the presence of several drugs including methadone. After Spaeth entered guilty pleas at his hearing in Friday, Judge Muehlbauer ordered a presentence investigation report, which could take six to eight weeks. Spaeth will be sentenced December 17th. The maximum sentence for OWI-fourth offense in five years and fifth offense OWI is six years in prison
and a $10,000 fine for each charge.
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