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Traffic stop in Kronenwetter leads to 7th OWI charge

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By Shereen Siewert

A 54-year-old Stevens Point man is facing felony charges after allegedly driving with an alcohol concentration more than 15 times the limit imposed on him due to prior OWI charges.

Kronenwetter police arrested Christopher Walker on June 15 following a call about a possible impaired driver, according to the incident report. Walker faces felony charges of seventh offense drunken driving in Marathon County Circuit Court. During an initial appearance Monday, Circuit Judge LaMont Jacobson ordered Walker held on a $15,000 cash bond.

Walker was convicted in 2012 for sixth offense drunken driving, according to court records. He spent three years in prison on prior drunken driving charges.

Preliminary breath test results showed Walker was driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.311 percent, more than 15 times the 0.02 limit imposed on him due to his prior convictions, court records show. The legal limit for driving in Wisconsin is 0.08 percent but is lowered for drivers with multiple drunken driving convictions.

Walker, who remains behind bars as of Tuesday evening, will appear in court June 26 for a preliminary hearing.

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