LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) A La Crosse man has been charged with driving while intoxicated for a fourth time, in an incident dating back to last summer.
The La Crosse Tribune reports 42-year-old Vernell A. Wilson II faces one count of fourth-offense operating while intoxicated and operating with a restricted controlled substance, both felonies.
According to a criminal complaint, police received a complaint on June 23 of an erratic driver and found Wilson’s car up against a set of barricades.
He was slumped over the wheel, sweating and breathing irregularly.
The case was initially considered third-offense drunken driving but was upgraded to fourth-offense after he was convicted for a July 2020 drunken driving offense in Monroe County.