Greenfield Man Charged With 6th OWI

Mark A. Ollenburg allegedly hit the wall on the 84th Street on-ramp to I-43, then kept going.

A 57-year-old Greenfield man is facing felony drunk driving charges after he allegedly hit a wall while getting on I-43, then blew out a tire and continued to drive.

Mark A. Ollenburg was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of sixth offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 12:22 p.m. Friday, a man was travelling behind Ollenburg while getting onto I-43 westbound from the South 84th Street onramp when he noticed Ollenburg’s SUV was swerving and hit a wall, but proceeded to keep driving. The man called police about a possible drunk driver, then continued to follow the SUV.

Ollenburg then got off at West Beloit Road where he hit a curb and blew out a tire, but continued to drive. He eventually stopped in the 9500 block of West Morgan Avenue, where he got out to change the tire. The witness also stopped and talked with Ollenburg until police arrived.

Ollenburg smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. He failed field sobriety tests and when officers searched his SUV they found an open bottle of blackberry brandy on the passenger side.

Ollenburg was previously convicted of OWI in 1992, 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2005. He’s currently out of custody while waiting for trial.

Mike Philips September 04, 2012 at 12:09 AM
EVEN THOUGH [THIS!!!] IS THE worstly slanted little group of articles i have ever seen in my ENTIRE life..STILL.. You have to be a real retard to have 6 d.w.i.'s..i was going to come on here and be all " he had 6 Owl's..Where do they live, What do the "OWL'S" eat..Who are their friends..Were the "OWL's " drunk as well as the driver? - JOKES ASIDE?! HOW IN DA FAQ CAN YOU PPL JUST WRITE , ROTE BY NOTE, PLAINLY OFF OF THE POLICE STATEMENT! ARE YOU THE "P.R." FIRM FOR GREEN FIELD PO PO? Have YOU-{other writers-et cetera] ever on your motha faq-ing life, interviewed or "OBTAINED" any information what so ever from 'ANY' one other that police! They drink, & drive..They break laws, & by default, have to BRAKE it just to chase a speeder.. So come & let us know "WHEN YOU ALL GROW UP INTO MATURE, EDUCATED JOURNALISTS- NOT A PAPER MILL CHURNING OUT POLICE PROPAGANDA! if YOU had any other side to {ANY] of your stories, YOU would at least seem credible!!--The guy following him??no--no witnesses? no? I THOUGHT NOT! FOOLS, INFANTILE IDIOTS!


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