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Man with 5 kids in the car arrested for DUI in Wisconsin

WCCO digital headlines: Afternoon of Feb. 29, 2024
WCCO digital headlines: Afternoon of Feb. 29, 2024 01:48

DUNN COUNTY, Wis. — Authorities in western Wisconsin say a man arrested for driving under the influence Thursday afternoon had five children in the car with him at the time.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a trooper pulled over a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old man from Freeport, Illinois around 3:20 p.m. on Interstate 94 westbound near mile marker 55 for speeding and not wearing his seat belt.

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The trooper allegedly observed signs of impairment and field sobriety tests suggested the man had been driving under the influence. He was arrested and taken to a hospital for an evidentiary test of his blood.

The WSP says two nine-month-olds, a 14-year-old and two 15-year-olds were in the vehicle. They were released to another adult family member.

WCCO typically does not name suspects until they are formally charged with a crime.

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