Motorcyclist charged with 5th OWI after crashing with a .308 BAC

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drunk driving 1Alan A Martin, 43 of Burlington has been charged with 1 count of OWI (5th or 6th) and 1 count of Operating w/ PAC (5th or 6th). The suspect appeared in court today and was given a $10,000 signature bond.

According to the criminal complaint. Witnesses indicate that on April 6, 2013 at approximately 6:30 p.m., in the 400 block of Maryl Street, in the Village of Rochester, when he heard a motorcycle throttle shift down making an unusual sound. He states the sound made him step out of his garage to see where the sound came from and at that time he noticed a motorcycle backend, up in the air flying end over end along with the operator of the vehicle, and that this motorcycle and the operator ultimately came to rest just north of Maryl Street in the north ditch line north of W. West Street. He indicates that he responded to where the operator ended up, and saw that the operator was unconscious and called for an ambulance.

Racine County Sheriff Deputy states that he responded to said single vehicle motorcycle accident, and found that the operator was the defendant, and the defendant was laying face down in the ditch line next to the motorcycle. At this time the defendant was conscious and speaking, and the Deputy noticed an odor of intoxicants about the defendant. The defendant denied drinking while speaking to officers, however did admit to having a few drinks when speaking to the rescue personnel. The defendant was then taken by flight for life to Froedtert Hospital, and Deputies followed to Froedtert Hospital. At that location, he spoke further to the defendant, and the defendant consented to a test of his blood. His blood was drawn within 3 hours of the driving the incident, and ultimately tested by the State of Wisconsin laboratory. The test of his blood revealed the blood alcohol concentration of .308 g/100 mL of the defendant’s blood.

Racine Sheriff Deputies indicate that he responded to the scene and checked for physical evidence, and that his examination of the evidence showed that the defendant had been operating his motorcycle westbound on West Street/CTH FF, had left the roadway approximately 231.5 feet prior to where the bike finally came to rest. The marks also showed that the vehicle continued in the gravel and into the ditch line for over 210 feet before catching in the ground, causing the vehicle to begin to flip.


2 Responses to Motorcyclist charged with 5th OWI after crashing with a .308 BAC

  1. Wow! I guess you’d have to be that drunk to think you could drive a motorcycle. I can’t believe he could even walk let alone get on the thing.

    06/12/2013 at 5:43 am

  2. With this guys death wish…I hope he doesn’t take anyone else with him.

    Crazy Place
    06/13/2013 at 12:32 am

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