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Police: OWI suspect caught “doing burnouts” before arrest

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TOWN OF KNOWLTON — A 53-year-old Schofield man accused of his 7th drunken driving offense was seen by two DNR wardens “doing burnouts” and swigging on a can of beer before he was taken into custody on Saturday, police said.

Nathan Everson is being held in the Marathon County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond, according to online court records. He is due in court July 12 for a preliminary hearing.

Police were called July 1 to the 1400 block of River Lane by two DNR wardens who reported seeing a man driving erratically before pulling into a driveway, according to the criminal complaint. The wardens told police they then saw Everson exit the driver’s side of his vehicle and take a drink from a can of beer before tossing the beer can in the grass, the complaint states.

Everson refused to take field sobriety tests but a preliminary breath test showed his blood alcohol level at 0.19 percent. Because of his six prior OWI convictions, Everson is prohibited to drive with more than 0.02 percent alcohol in his system. He was convicted of drunken driving in 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001, according to court records.

In Wisconsin, drivers convicted in even 10 or more OWI cases is eligible for license reinstatement after just three years.

If he is convicted, Everson faces a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 12 1/2 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.

21 Comments

  1. Seriously Stan. I’m sure you drink and drive as well, It’s a way of life in Wisconsin. Wisconsin needs to start treating people who have a disease called alcoholism rather than arresting them for doing donuts in front of their own home. People need help

      • Well you’re an opinionated idiot either way. You certainly would make a horrible juror, you have no idea of the innocent before proven guilty concept or that sometimes people need help, not condemnation.

  2. My son was hit by a 5th OWI driver outside on his campus at UWGB a few years ago totaling a two year old car. Thankfully, it was bumps an bruises and he was not seriously hurt, nor was the driver. My wife and I accompanied our son to all the court appearances, arraignment, jury trail etc. that went on for a year before a conviction. Unless you experience the judicial expense and time involved in processing one DUI, this guy with 7 has cost tax payers many thousands of dollars in addition to risk of life and limb.

  3. Hey Kat, you can’t be serious. This moron has been arrested 7 times for drunk driving. Don’t you think that if he wanted help he would have received it by now?

    You liberals are all for understanding until one of them get t-boned by some drunk. Then there is Hell to pay.

    As a former police officer I have seen people scraped up off the road because an individual like Mr. Everton decided to drive drunk.

    So no tears here for this jerk.

    • My step father was ex Navy and an alcoholic, he never received treatment from the state of WI and died from his illness. He quit many times, but he always succumbed again. Alcoholism is not something you can just switch off. Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of alcoholism and repeat offenders because they lock people up instead of offering serious and effective treatment options. Treatment would cost the state much less than years in jail and repeat offenses.

    • The point here is WI let’s rapist and murders off easier than people who have serious illnesses and addictions that need help. And we all know most WI residents can’t afford it. I lived there for some years until college. With all the alcoholism, hunters and trappers murdering every animal, then the rampant use of drugs, along with a general lack of ambition and sense of malaise, I couldn’t wait to get out. I now live in a sunny, civilized and liberal state in the West and in the South of France. It’s a different, much more peaceful and helpful world over here.

      • Wow. How _____phobic of you. You have the GALL to say that rapists and murderers don’t have illnesses and/or addictions too?
        So you lived here for a couple yrs as a kid. Goody for you! Now you come and blabber on a local, Wausau WI website and you don’t live here and haven’t lived here for how long? LOL!
        Thank GOD you don’t have to put up with the knuckle-dragging hunters and trappers AND the “general lack of ambition and sense of malaise”. Sweetheart, you’re the definition of a smug, narcissistic libtard. Thanks for the laughs.

  4. Stan wrote, “News flash for Kat, Wisconsin is getting along fine without you. Stay where you are …PLEASE!”

    I think Kat makes makes some goods point – esp. with regard to addiction treatment in Wisconsin and criminal prosecution in Wisconsin.

    Why the all the bad vibes Stan?

    • C1911, I lived in Wisconsin through childhood and still have friends and family there and come back to visit often. You’re response is exactly what gives WI it’s bad name throughout the US.

      Deny all you like but all you have to do is subscribe to this for a week to see the rampant alcohol and drug use in WI, especially in CW area, starts very young there. There are very young kids posted on here in their 20’s and younger that are treated like murdered that have 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th offense OWI’s.

      Don’t you actually think if they actually received some real help and counseling after the 1st offense it might prevent many of these multiple offenses?

      Treatment is proven to help, jail time has been proven to create bigger problems for these type of offenses. Continue being ignorant to the problems while the jails can’t handle all the inmates, that’s an intelligent way to look at it… BTW I’d rather be a realistic liberal that cares about people who need help rather than a crazed right winger in denial like you, so thanks for the compliment!

    • Stan, looking at this site proves that WI is NOT getting along fine. It full of multiple offense kids and adults that have been arrested for repeat alcohol and drug charges. All they seem to get is jail time and they repeat it over and over until there is no help and no way out.

      If they got help the 1st time instead of incarceration that is proven to create bigger drug $ alcohol problems many likely would not be 5th offenders before the age of 30.
      Kids being arrested on 5th, 6th and 7th offenses is very sad thing to see. There are quite a few here this week alone. There are so many repeat offenders under the age of 30 it’s shocking. How many more can the jails, prisons and tax payers handle? Treatment is proven to be a more effective option in most cases, but not all.

  5. Kat, you still here or are you sharing your wisdom from your villa in the south of France?

    Listen up you liberal smuck. You can’t help people who don’t want to be helped. But you can get them off th road so they don’t kill the rest of us.

  6. City Kid,

    Why don’t you move to the south of France with your soul mate Kat. Then you two can share a vintage Chablis and set about solving all of the world’s really important problems.

    • Stan you really seem to be an ignorant fool. Sounds as if you’re right where you belong. I agree with Kat and it’s a known statistics that Wisconsin has one of the worst jail and prison overcrowding, drug and alcohol abuse problems in the US. Seems very clear that reform and help is long overdue and is badly needed.

      • I’d like to see the stats that show WI has one of the “worst” jail and prison overcrowding. I will certainly agree that the alcohol abuse problem is incredibly high in WI. However, we part ways as how to deal with it. As I’ve stated many times in previous posts, I firmly believe that being an adult carries consequences. When WI FINALLY realizes that allowing people to still have DL’s after their 3rd, 4th and 5th OWI convictions is absolute insanity and making repeat offenders pay with TRUE jail time, financial hardship and PERMANENT loss of driving privileges (yes, driving is a PRIVILEGE), the stupidity will continue.
        Reform? How many alcohol programs are there already? MANY. You can pile on program after program after program and it’ll do absolutely freaking nothing. What has to change is the culture and having true and serious consequences for actions people take as adults is the only thing that will change the mindset/culture. Hand holding and group kum-ba-yah sing-alongs will do nothing but make you and Kat feel good.

      • Michael, you seem like the typical liberal who considers everyone who does not agree with them to be subhuman. I suggest that you remove your head from that dark spot you have it inserted and look around.

        We have programs up the ying yang to help people who want to be helped. The problem is that some people do not want to get help. They continue to want to engage in bad behavior which puts the rest of us at risk. Maybe if you had covered up some innocent citizen with a blue blanket used to conceal dead bodies, like I have, you would be less sympathetic to a mope who continue to drive while under the influence.

        Still waiting for your source for WI’s current prison situation.

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