UPDATED: Milwaukee Man Arrested for 5th OWI with 3-Year-Old in Car
UPDATE Dec. 23rd:
Police released the 911 call which prompted officers to stop 29-year-old Kyle Wabanimkee. According to the call, Wabanimkee picked up his son from the child's mother. The mother, Nichole Timm, was suspicious Wabanimkee was under the influence so she followed him while calling 911.
Timm gave the dispatcher a play-by-play of Wabanimkee's every move, and led police to him in the Village of Jackson.
The three-year-old child was returned safely to Timm once police found enough probable cause to arrest Wabanimkee for OWI.
Wabanimkee is facing two felony charges, and a misdemeanor. According to online court records, he's due back in Washington County Court on Jan. 27th, 2016.
A 29-year-old Milwaukee man who served a year in prison for his fourth OWI conviction was arrested for his fifth offense Saturday evening.
At about 5:30 PM, the man picked up his 3-year-old son from the boy’s mother in a Germantown parking lot. The woman noticed that the man had slurred speech, smelled of alcohol, and wasn’t driving his own vehicle, which is equipped with an ignition interlock device (IID). She called 911 and followed the man as he drove north on Highway 45 and into Jackson. Police stopped the suspect as he drove into a convenience store. He failed field sobriety tests and had a preliminary breath test of .11%; due to his prior convictions, he’s subject to a blood alcohol threshold of .02%.
The child wasn’t harmed and was returned to his mother. She told police that she was afraid to intervene during the custody exchange because the man has been physically abusive in the past.
The man is being held at the Washington County Jail pending charges of OWI-5th offense with a passenger under the age of 16; violation of the IID restriction; and operating while revoked. The Department of Corrections also ordered him held for violating parole in connection with his previous conviction in 2012.