An Eau Claire man picks up a 5th OWI over the weekend.
It was on Sunday, April 18th at approximately 12:53 am, when a WI State Patrol Trooper stopped 36 year old Michael Skroch for traveling 80 mph in a 70 mph zone on I90 westbound at mile marker 71 in Eau Claire County. Upon approach, the Trooper observed open intoxicants within plain view inside of the vehicle. Signs of impairment were observed and Skroch was placed under arrest for OWI 5th offense.
Skroch was transported to Mayo Eau Claire for an evidentiary blood draw and he was then turned over to the Eau Claire County jail where arrangements were being made to release him to a responsible party.