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Saint Paul, Minnesota Resident Charged with OWI in Jefferson County

According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, yesterday at about 2:10 a.m. 31 year old Saint Paul, Minnesota resident Jonathan A. Brown was arrested in Jefferson County by the Wisconsin State Patrol - Waukesha Post for first offense OWI with four children in the vehicle under the age of 16. Troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol Southeast Region responded to a driving complaint aired by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for a white SUV unable to maintain its lane or speed, and was reported to be heading westbound on interstate 94 from Highway 67 in Waukesha County. A caller reported that the vehicle had almost struck both another vehicle and a guardrail. A trooper located the vehicle near Johnson Creek and, after observing driving behavior including driving well under the speed limit and over the centerline, initiated a traffic stop west of Highway 26 in Jefferson County. Upon approach, the trooper observed signs of possible impairment, and standardized field sobriety tests were conducted. The driver was then arrested for first offense OWI with Passengers Under 16 years of age. A search of the vehicle recovered a loaded firearm, which was taken as evidence. The children were released into their mothers custody. Brown was then transported to a local hospital for a legal blood draw before being booked into the Jefferson County Jail without incident. He is being issued charges for Operating Under the Influence 1st Offense with Passengers Under 16 years of age and deviation from designated lane.

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