A 44 year old River Falls man has been arrested for an 8th OWI. Tony Gordon Hetchler, was stopped a bit after 3 on Wednesday afternoon when an Officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Highway 35 in St. Croix County.
The driver, identified as Hetchler, exited Highway 35, failed to stop for a stop sign on Old 35 Road, and then parked his vehicle behind a residence on High Ridge Drive where he fled on foot. St. Croix County Sheriff’s K-9 responded, eventually apprehending him inside a tarped carport behind a residence on Lundy Lane. In addition to being charged with the OWI offense, Mr. Hetchler is being charged with fleeing an officer and was cited for speeding and for failure to stop at a stop sign.