On Saturday, November 18th, at approximately 6:56 PM, Washburn County Sheriff’s Dept. Jail Staff advised that a male subject was at the jail to pick up an intoxicated individual who had been arrested earlier that evening. Staff reported that the male subject had driven to the jail and appeared to be impaired. A Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper responded to the Washburn Co. Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot and observed the male subject sitting in his vehicle. The Trooper observed that the driver, Mr. Koprowski showed signs of impairment.
A subsequent investigation, including standardized field sobriety testing, showed that Mr. Koprowski had operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. He was subsequently arrested and charged with operating while under the influence of a restricted controlled substance-1st offense while having a minor passenger in the vehicle. The 6-year-old passenger was turned over to a sober family member. Mr. Koprowski was transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary chemical test of his blood and then turned over to the Washburn County Jail.