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Poynette man gets year in jail on 6th drunken driving conviction

Poynette man gets year in jail on 6th drunken driving conviction

A Poynette man was sentenced to a year in jail on his sixth drunken driving conviction.

Robert E. Post, 50, of Poynette, pleaded no contest in September to felony operating while intoxicated as a sixth offense and to misdemeanor operating while revoked.

Judge Alan White ordered Post to serve a year in jail as part of four years of probation, and said Post must pay a fine of $2,944.

Post was arrested in March 2013 by the Wisconsin State Patrol after a report about 4 p.m. of a vehicle swerving on the interstate heading north out of Dane County.

According to a criminal complaint, the trooper who followed the vehicle Post was driving said the vehicle was weaving over the fog line by half the vehicle’s width, crossed onto the shoulder before heading onto an off ramp onto Highway CS.

Post had slurred speech, a strong odor of intoxicants on his breath and difficulty standing, the trooper said.

Post admitted to drinking four or five drinks, including beer and a Red Bull and Jagermeister in Madison, the complaint stated.

A blood test showed his blood-alcohol concentration to be 0.234 percent, higher than the 0.08 level required for drivers with no drunken driving convictions and much higher than the 0.02 percent required of those with at least three drunken driving convictions.

White revoked Post’s driver’s license for 36 months and ordered him to use an ignition-interlock device for two years.

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