By Shereen Siewert
A 42-year-old Mosinee man awaiting trial on his sixth drunken driving charge now faces a possible seventh charge after allegedly fleeing from an officer following a traffic stop early Wednesday.
Trinity Klasinski appeared hours later in Marathon County Circuit Court, where a judge ordered him held on a $12,000 cash bond on charges of sixth offense drunken driving. But that charge would change to a seventh offense if he is convicted in a pending case filed in October.
In the October case, Klasinski allegedly offered an arresting officer cash and tickets to the World Series if he would “just let him go,” court records state. Klasinski was freed Nov. 1 after posting a $3,000 cash bond.
In the latest case, an Everest Metro Police officer was driving westbound just before 3 a.m. May 29 on Ross Avenue at Birch Street when a vehicle allegedly driven by Klasinski pulled out from the stop sign in front of the officer’s approaching vehicle. The officer had to brake to avoid striking Klasinski, court records state.
When the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over Klasinski allegedly slowed, then stopped the vehicle before fleeing. A foot chase ensued, winding through the back yards of several residences on the south side of Bernard Avenue before Klasinski tripped and fell. Despite attempting to hide behind a tree, Klasinski was discovered and arrested, according to the police report.
The arresting officer noted an odor of intoxicants emitting from Klasinski, whose eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Klasinski, who refused a chemical test of his blood, was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw before being booked into the Marathon County Jail. Results of the test are pending.
A preliminary hearing is set for June 5.