A 42-year-old Port Washington man is facing multiple charges after he decided to go to in Saukville after a night of drinking.
Jeffrey J. Poull was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Thursday with one count of third-offense operating while intoxicated, one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration and one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 2-1/2 years in prison and $5,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 11:30 p.m. Dec. 21, police were called to the Saukville McDonald’s after an employee reported Poull had just come through the drive-thru window and smelled heavily of alcohol and was now driving on Highway 33. Police caught up to Poull’s SUV and saw him drift over the fog line on South Riverside Drive, then correct himself by steering over the center line of the road.
He was then pulled over and told the officer he drank four "whiskey sweets" before driving. Poull failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of 0.22, which is nearly three times the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.
Poull was previously convicted of OWI in 2000 and 2004. He will make his initial appearance in court Feb. 16.