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Passed-out driver charged with 5th OWI

Brad Williams

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A driver from La Crosse is up to his 5th OWI charge, after being found asleep at the wheel at an intersection. 

City police discovered 38-year-old Todd Alberts in his car late Thursday night, stopped at Farnam and Losey. 

Alberts was slumped over the wheel.

He admitted that he was taking a medicine used to fight opioid addiction. 

An officer also found him carrying heroin and chocolate mushrooms. 

Alberts had his 4th OWI conviction in 2013. 

He needs $2500 to get out of the La Crosse County jail.