Man arrested for driving intoxicated with a child in the car

By: Michelle Clemens Email
By: Michelle Clemens Email

Amery, Wi. -- A Balsam Lake man has been arrested for driving under the influence with a child in the car.

33 year-old Ethan D. Gustafson was arrested by the Wisconsin
State Patrol for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 4th offense, with one child in the vehicle.

On Tuesday morning, around 10:44 a.m. a trooper received a report
of an intoxicated male driver in a red pick-up truck with a child in the car leaving the Amery Hospital.

The trooper found the car in a parking lot nearby and identified the driver as Ethan D. Gustafson.

Subsequent field sobriety tests led to Gustafson's arrest for OWI-4th Offense with a minor child.

Gustafson submitted to an evidentiary blood test and is lodged in the Polk County Jail pending an initial appearance.

Gustafson was also charged with OAR- operating after revocation 3rd offense, and felony bail jumping.

The child was turned over to a responsible adult.


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