A 66-year-old from Onalaska is facing his third drunk-driving charge, after reportedly crashing his SUV into a pole in a Kwik Trip parking lot.
The man told Onalaska police that he was trying to back up in the parking lot Monday, but went forward instead and struck the pole.
A front fender of the vehicle came off in the collision.
The driver’s blood-alcohol level was measured at .12.
His most recent OWI conviction came earlier this year in Houston County. He’s been released from jail, awaiting his next court hearing.