By Shereen Siewert

WAUSAU — A 35-year-old Wausau man is facing his sixth drunken driving charge after a single vehicle crash captured on one of the city’s surveillance cameras.

Matthew Hahn appeared Monday in Marathon County Circuit Court, where he was ordered held on a $5,000 cash bond. Hahn’s prior OWI convictions happened in 2005, 2006, 2007, and twice in 2011, according to court records.

Police say Hahn crashed his vehicle on the corner of Grand Avenue and E. Thomas Street at around 9:26 p.m. Sunday, then walked away from the crash. He was identified through footage from a camera mounted atop a pole at the intersection, according to the police report.

When police located Hahn, he was walking down Thomas Street near River Drive. Preliminary breath test results show Hahn was driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.17 percent, according to the incident report. That number is nearly nine times the 0.02 percent limit imposed on Hahn due to his prior convictions.

Blood test results are pending.

A pretrial conference is set for Jan. 26.

2 replies on “Police: Crash captured on surveillance cam results in 6th OWI charge for Wausau man”

  1. So we have a 4th and two 5th charges of OWI just today here on WP&R, yet some of the brainiacs in this city want to have mobile “pedal” bars romping through downtown? Genius. Pure genius.

    1. I agree totally. Just wait until one of these Drunks on Wheels pulls out in front of a bus. Thst should make some interesting headlines.

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