A Montfort man who passed field sobriety tests following an April 2012 traffic stop will spend time in jail after pleading guilty to a felony charge last month.
Nathan Teasdale, 30, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of fifth- or sixth-offense operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration on March 19.
Grant County Circuit Judge Craig Day sentenced Teasdale to three years probation. As a condition of his probation, Teasdale will spend six months in jail, with Huber work release granted.
Teasdale is not to possess or consume any alcohol, or be in bars or taverns where any alcohol is served, for the duration of his probation. His license has been revoked for 24 months and he will be subject to an ignition interlock for 24 months.
In addition, Teasdale owes the court $1,357.
Teasdale’s attorney, Donald J. Harman, submitted a motion to reconsider in January. Day denied that motion during a February court appearance and scheduled the matter for trial. A motion by Harman to dismiss the charge was denied last October.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department received a call on April 23, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. regarding a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 18 in the Town of Mount Ida.
The vehicle was located and stopped by the Fennimore Police Department on 18 just west of Fennimore. A Grant County sheriff’s deputy arrived at the scene and officers allegedly detected the odor of intoxicants coming from the driver, Teasdale.
Under Wisconsin law, upon a fourth offense OMVI, the prohibited alcohol concentration drops from 0.08 to 0.02, according to a Grant County Sheriff’s Department news release.
Teasdale was arrested on the probable cause his blood alcohol content was above 0.02. The arresting officer had blood drawn at an area hospital for evidence. The results returned May 26 with a result of 0.06.
At the time of his arrest, Teasdale was on probation relating to a 2009 arrest.