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A Wisconsin Dells man faces criminal charges after police say he drove while intoxicated.

Roger Thundercloud, 64, is charged with operating while intoxicated, sixth offense. He faces up to 10 years imprisonment for the charge.

According to the criminal complaint:

A Juneau County Deputy working in the area of Johnson Street and County Highway N near the town of Lyndon Dec. 22 observed a black Ford Fusion fail to stop at a stop sign.

The deputy followed the vehicle and activated his emergency lights to perform a traffic stop west of 61st Street.

The deputy made contact with the male driver, identified as Thundercloud, who said he usually does a “California stop” at a stop sign in the area but should have stopped for the second.

When asked to hand over his driver’s license, Thundercloud initially offered his credit card.

The deputy ran Thundercloud’s information and was informed he was prohibited from having an alcohol concentration greater than 0.02.

The deputy returned to speak with Thundercloud and detected the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. Thundercloud said he was aware he was on a restriction for drinking and “knew what the rule was.”

Thundercloud was asked to perform field sobriety tests. His performance indicated he was intoxicated. He admitted to drinking a bottle of wine by himself earlier that night.

The deputy informed Thundercloud he was under arrest. He was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Juneau County Jail.

Thundercloud is not currently in the Juneau County Jail. His initial appearance in court is scheduled for Jan. 23 at the Juneau County Justice Center.

You can reach Jake Ekdahl on Twitter @JakeaEkdahl or contact him at 608-697-6353


Juneau County Star-Times reporter