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Barronette man arrested for 5th offense OWI


Barron County (Press Release) - Richard A. Romportl, 46, of Barronette has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 5th offense.

Romportl was stopped after being observed not wearing his seatbelt. A subsequent field sobriety test resulted in Romportl being arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, 5th offense. Romportl was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Romportl was held in the Barron County Jail.

"Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6,Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."

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