Man Driving on Bike Path Charged with OWI
TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD, Wis. - (CHANNEL 3000) A Waunakee man faces an operating while intoxicated charge after police said a Dane County sheriff's deputy spotted him driving on a bike path north of Middleton early Sunday morning.
Police said the man, Adam H. Ellickson, 29, was driving southbound on the paved bike path parallel to Highway 12 when he stopped at the intersection of the path and County Highway P and appeared to be waiting at the red light.
Ellickson told police he had been drinking and was intoxicated, officials said.
Police said a breath test taken at the Dane County Jail showed Ellickson had a .20 percent breath alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.
Ellickson faces his first OWI charge in addition to being cited for driving on a bicycle way, officials said.