David J. Twerberg, 46, of Wausau. Felony charges filed Oct. 9 include 5th offense OWI.

WAUSAU — A 46-year-old Wausau man is free on bond after he was arrested on charges of 5th offense drunken driving, court records show.

David Twerberg is facing up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted on the felony charge.

A Wausau Police officer stopped Twerberg in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 on N. 6th Street near Franklin Street because his vehicle registration had expired, according to court documents. The officer smelled alcohol on Twerberg’s breath and asked him to undergo field sobriety tests, according to the police report.

A preliminary breath test showed Twerberg was driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.139 percent, nearly seven times the 0.02 percent limit imposed on Twerberg due to his four prior OWI convictions.

He was last convicted of 4th offense drunken driving in 2000, according to the criminal complaint.

Twerberg was formally charged Oct. 9 in Marathon County Circuit Court and was released three days later after posting a $2,000 cash bond, court records show. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 10.