By Shereen Siewert
A Chippewa Falls man convicted of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated will spend two years in prison, followed by two years on extended supervision.
Gerardo Trevino was sentenced Tuesday in Marathon County Circuit Court by Reserve Judge Greg Grau. Trevino was arrested in May after being pulled over on Hwy. 51 for a cracked windshield and deeply tinted windows.
Police say Trevino’s face was covered in Cheetos cheese when the trooper approached the vehicle. Trevino, 37, appeared to be frantically chugging water from a bottle, but was missing his mouth with water running all over his face, court documents state.
Trevino, who was out on bond from a pending methamphetamine possession case in Chippewa County, allegedly showed signs of “odd behavior and stimulant usage,” court documents state. That prompted the trooper to perform field sobriety tests despite Trevino’s denial of drug use.
Based on signs of impairment, the trooper arrested Trevino, who was carrying syringe bags in his back pocket and allegedly had a baggie of apparent methamphetamine in his vehicle.
Judge Grau also ordered Trevino to pay a fine of $2,451 including court costs. His driving privileges are revoked for 30 months and any vehicles titled and registered in his name are ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed, also for 30 months.
Trevino was issued 111 days credit for time served while awaiting trial.