Felony OWI charges filed after December arrest

HAMBLEN TWP. — A man who was stopped by police last December for driving while intoxicated has now been charged with a felony.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Woods stopped a vehicle driven by Jeremy L. Wagers, 36, Trafalgar, in the 7900 block of Upper Salt Creek Road at around 4:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2015.

Woods reported that he could smell alcohol on Wagers; that alcohol containers were in view in the vehicle; and that Wagers’ speech was slurred, his eyes were glassy and his manual dexterity was poor, the affidavit said.

A breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be 0.199, more than double the legal limit of 0.08. Wagers also had a child in the vehicle with him, Woods said.

On July 18, Wagers was charged with operating a vehicle with an ACE of 0.08 or more, a Level 6 felony; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Level 6 felony; and driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.

His charges were increased to felonies because he was charged with operating while intoxicated twice in five years.