An Onalaska man was arrested Sunday for drunken driving after he drove his car into the vehicle of a woman whom he had followed into La Crosse from Holmen.
Richard L. Sweeney II, 54, was charged Monday in La Crosse County Circuit Court with a sixth-offense operating while intoxicated and operating with a prohibited blood alcohol content, after an incident about 6:30 p.m. near the Rose Street Kwik Trip.
According to the police report, Sweeney was the driver of a green Buick Le Sabre that struck a Honda Insight.
Both drivers pulled into the Kwik Trip and police were called. Police say Sweeney seemed confused, but told officers he began drinking at 2 p.m. that day and had two 12-oz. beers before driving. He said he thought he was on 12th Avenue, not Rose Street in La Crosse.
The woman told police Sweeney had followed her from Holmen and was swerving all over the road, according to the report.
Sweeney was taken into custody and transported to the jail, where a preliminary breath test showed he had a blood alcohol content of 0.266%, which is three times the legal limit.
Sweeney was released Monday afternoon on a $1,000 signature bond with requirements that he refrain from drinking alcohol and submit to Justice Support Services testing for alcohol.
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