On Friday, December 1, 2023, at 3:18 a.m., the Barron County 911 Center received a call of a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of a driveway south of Dallas.
A deputy arrived on scene and located a vehicle in the driving lane of Hwy A with a male passed out behind the wheel. Standard Field Sobriety tests were given and as a result of test, the driver was placed under arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol -10th Offense.
The driver, Levi Lauritsen, 44 of Wheeler, is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of OWI – 10th Offense, Operating While Revoked and a probation hold. He is awaiting formal charges today by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office.