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Police report: Tomah man referred for second-offense OWI

Police report: Tomah man referred for second-offense OWI


A 23-year-old Tomah man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for driving while intoxicated after police found him asleep inside a running vehicle Feb. 5.

Blayd Russell Pearson was referred for second-offense drunk driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

Police were called to the 1100 block of East Brownell Street after a report of man, later identified as Pearson, passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle while it was running. When police arrived, the vehicle was still running with the brake lights illuminated. Pearson was slumped over in the driver’s seat.

Pearson woke up after an officer opened the driver side door, which contained a syringe in the map pocket, according to the report. Pearson told police he used it to inject morphine three hours earlier.

Pearson was transported to the Tomah police station for a field sobriety test, which showed multiple clues of intoxication. He agreed to a blood draw and was transported to Tomah Health and then to the Monroe County Jail.

In other Tomah Police Department news:

Andrew Thomas Stubrud, 37, no permanent address, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct and bail jumping. He is accused of chasing and threatening a woman Feb. 4 at a Superior Avenue address. Another person at the scene, Ryan Richard Halverson, 38, Tomah, was also detained at the scene. He was referred for bail jumping for violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol.

Stubrud has a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol, and a preliminary breath test recorded a blood-alcohol level of .268. He was transported to Sparta Mayo Hospital and then to the Monroe County Jail, where he allegedly caused disturbances at both sites.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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