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Washington County man arrested for 4th OWI after attempting to lock deputies out of car

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two men were arrested and face criminal charges after a traffic stop in West Bend over the weekend. 

A deputy stopped a vehicle for swerving and traveling 67mph in a 45 mph zone on CTH P near Rusco Drive in the town of West Bend.

It happened shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday.

The driver initially refused to pull over. Once the deputy had the vehicle stopped, the two occupants refused to communicate with the deputy and pretended to be asleep. 

A second deputy arrived on scene and both occupants "woke up." The deputy was able to discreetly remove the keys from the ignition.

The two occupants then proceeded to lock themselves in the vehicle, not noticing that the deputies had keys. The deputies opened the door and forcibly removed the driver and passenger from the vehicle.

The driver, identified as a 53-year-old Town of Addison man, was then placed in the rear of a marked squad car where he began to kick at the upper door frame, causing it to bend.  He was taken to a local hospital for a legal blood draw where he continued to be resistive and had to be physically held down.

The man was arrested for 4th OWI, failure to have an ignition interlock device, failure to stop, criminal damage to the squad car, and resisting at the scene and at the hospital. He remains in custody.

The passenger, a 50-year-old Town of Trenton man, was arrested for one count of resisting and posted bond. 

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