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Milwaukee man arrested for sixth OWI

Posted at 8:52 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 21:52:24-04

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man has been arrested for his sixth OWI after blowing more than twice the legal limit.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), Eloy Mena has been taken into custody on Tuesday after driving while under the influence Monday morning.

MCSO deputies were conducting a security patrol of southbound I-43 around 2:30 a.m. Monday, when the deputies stopped to assist what appeared to be a disabled vehicle. The vehicle was in the distress lane on southbound I-43 at W. Rosedale Ave. and the driver was walking away from his vehicle as the deputies stopped to help.

Mena admitted he was the driver of the vehicle and displayed signs of impairment. According to MCSO, Mena performed poorly on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and blew a .205 on the breathalyzer.

Because this was Mena's sixth OWI, he now faces a class G felony which carries up to a 10 year sentence, if convicted.