Speeding Leads to OWI on I94

Speeding Leads to OWI on I94

Daniel David Oconnell, 34 years of age, from Freeport, IL has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Eau Claire Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, with five
children in the vehicle under the age of 16.

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, at approximately 3:20 PM a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle on I-94 westbound at mile marker 55 after observing the driver not wearing his seat belt and speeding.

The Trooper observed signs of impairment and a subsequent investigation, including standardized field sobriety tests, showed that the driver, Daniel David Oconnell from Freeport, IL, was operating the motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance 1st offense with minor passengers. Mr. Oconnell was arrested and transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary test of his blood. The children, twin nine-month-olds, a 14-year-old, and two 15-year-olds, were released to an adult family member.

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