UPDATE: Man charged for 8th OWI in Jackson County after admitting to being over the legal limit

Published: Jan. 21, 2020 at 2:17 PM CST
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A Black River Falls man has been charged in Jackson County after previously arrested for his 8th OWI.

The criminal complaint shows 57-year-old Bernard Mueller has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence- 8th offense.

Officials say they pulled Mueller over on Jan. 17 for not having a working rear tail light. The smell of intoxicants were noted during the traffic stop.

Mueller admitted that he should have walked and was over the legal limit. He failed field sobriety tests conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

BROCKWAY, Wis. (WEAU)—A man has been arrested for his 8th OWI in Jackson County on Jan. 18.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old Bernard Mueller admitted to consuming four beers at the bar as well as two beers at home after a traffic stop on East 2nd Street in the township of Brockway.

Officials placed Mueller through standard field sobriety tests and they say he failed them. They also noted he had seven prior OWI charges and was supposed to have a .02 BAC restriction.

The case is still under investigation.

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