Man Faced 3rd OWI Charge After Driving Through Bayside With a Burned Out Headlight

Suspect was convicted of his second drunk driving offense less than three months ago and is now facing charges for his third offense on Wednesday.

A 39-year-old Mequon man is facing his third drunk driving charge after he was caught driving through Bayside Saturday with a burned out headlight.

Tommy E. Wilson Jr. was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with one count of third offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to one year in county jail and $2,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

A officer on routine patrol Saturday saw Wilson heading northbound on I-43 with a burned out headlight on his car. The officer followed Wilson who continued to swerve and then got off at North Port Washington Road without using his turn signal.

The officer pulled Wilson over, who said he had drank beer after work. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for OWI. 

While an officer was gathering the man’s phone, wallet and car keys – per his request - he began to argue with officers.  

“You are only doing this because I am black,” Wilson said. 

He was then taken to St. Mary's Hospital for a blood test and he refused to cooperate with police so they had to handcuff him to the bed for the blood draw. 

Wilson was previously convicted of OWI in 2003 and on March 2. He will make his initial appearance in court Wednesday. 


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