A Prairie du Chien man was charged Tuesday with second-offense drunken driving after he was accused of rear-ending another vehicle in La Crosse while driving with a blood alcohol concentration nearly three times the legal limit.
Jarrett P. Hemmer, 31, was charged in La Crosse County Circuit Court with second-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury and second-offense operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury.
Hemmer was driving a 2015 black Hyundai Sonata southbound on Rose Street under the Interstate 90 overpass when he rear-ended a 2001 tan Honda Civic at about 10:37 p.m. Sunday, according to the criminal complaint.
The crash injured the the two women inside the Civic.
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According to the criminal complaint, Hemmer smelled of intoxicants, failed several field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.233%.
When asked whether he would take the breath test, Hemmer said, “Yes, because I already know I’m in trouble,” according to police.
Hemmer was released on a $5,000 signature bond ordered by Judge Gloria Doyle. He was previously convicted in 2014 of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Lawrence Ramsey and Benjamin Arendt
Lawrence M. Ramsey, 55, no permanent address, and Benjamin L. Arendt, 36, Sparta, were charged Feb. 11 with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, both as parties to a crime. Ramsey and Arendt had 3.6 grams of meth in 10 small plastic bags and a digital scale in their vehicle Feb. 3 when they were pulled over for an excessive window tint on the North Side of La Crosse, according to the complaint.
Joel R. Davis, 39, Onalaska, was charged Feb. 10 with delivering methamphetamine. Davis sold 19 grams of meth to a confidential informant Oct. 17, 2018, for $400, according to the complaint.
James R. Dean
Justin J. Tillman
Darion C. Thomas
Paul J. Bunts
Paul J. Bunts, 35, of Woodman, was charged Feb. 6 with possession of methamphetamine. On Jan. 26, Bunts told police that he had lost $400 in an armed robbery near Farmington. After talking with Bunts, officers began to doubt his story. Bunts eventually admitted that he had used the $400 to buy methamphetamine, and that he called police because he suspected the drugs were fake. The drugs were real, according to the criminal complaint.
The following people have been charged with a felony in La Crosse County.
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