Police stop man facing 6th OWI charge

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Staff | February 1, 2017

ELKHORN—Prosecutors say a man drove while intoxicated while he was out on bond for a pending sixth-offense OWI charge, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.

Police said they saw Samuel R. Olson, 51, of Burlington driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone at about 8:56 p.m. Dec. 29 in the town of Bloomfield, according to the complaint. When they stopped him, Olson admitted to having a few beers.

Olson was arrested Oct. 4 on suspicion of sixth-offense OWI, according to court records.
In both incidents, police said Olson exhibited slurred speech, smelled of intoxicants and had glassy eyes, according to the complaints from both incidents.

Olson pleaded not guilty Nov. 11 in the Oct. 4 incident, according to court records.

He signed a $7,500 cash bond Jan. 6 that covered both cases, according to court records.

He was released on a $10,000 signature bond for the Oct. 4 incident.

Olson is charged again with sixth-offense OWI in connection with the Dec. 29 incident, according to the complaint. He was convicted of OWI violations in 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2009.

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