TOWN OF BRIGHTON — A 51-year-old Marshfield man is facing his seventh drunken driving charge after a three-vehicle crash in western Marathon County.
In addition to the felony drunken driving charge, Kevin Kollmansberger is also accused of driving with a revoked license. He appeared Monday in Marathon County Circuit Court and is jailed on a $2,000 cash bond.
According to the criminal complaint, a Wisconsin State Patrol officer working in Wood County was called to the scene of a Marathon County crash at 5:26 p.m. Friday. The chain reaction crash happened at the intersection of CTH P and CTH F. Police say Kollmansberger’s vehicle struck the back of a vehicle which then struck the rear end of another vehicle, both of which were stopped at a stop sign.
An eyewitness told police he saw the black Toyota Kollmansberger was allegedly driving swerve left and right, hitting the gravel shoulder and nearly striking several vehicles head-on before the crash, according to the complaint.
Police say Koolmansberger refused sobriety testing and did not consent to a chemical breath test. He was transported to a nearby emergency room, where he allegedly told medical staff he had consumed an entire bottle of vodka before the crash. Blood test results are pending.
Court records show Kollmansberger has prior OWI convictions in 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009. His driver’s license was indefinitely revoked in July 2017 for alleged failure to comply with a required driver safety plan, police said.
If he is convicted on the OWI charge, Kollmansberger faces between three and 12 1/2 years in the Wisconsin Prison System. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 26.