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Lake Hallie man arrested for 6th OWI

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Lake Hallie (Press Release) - On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at approximately 6:04 p.m. Officer Tim Bowman was on patrol when he noticed a truck with expired registration. The vehicle was traveling on Business 53 and turned into the Farm and Fleet parking lot when the officer activated his emergency lights.

When the officer approached the driver he could smell the odor of an intoxicant.  The officer also learned that the subject had a valid Domestic Abuse Injunction (through Eau Claire County) filed against him by the passenger in the vehicle. The Court order prohibited contact with the female passenger. An open can of beer was also located in the vehicle.

The driver submitted to field sobriety testing and the officer felt that he failed those tests.  As a result the driver was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated-6th Offense and for violating the Domestic Abuse Injunction.

Robert W. Loomis, Jr., 45, of Lake Hallie was arrested and transported to the hospital for a legal blood draw. Afterwards he was taken to the Chippewa County Jail. The results of the blood test will not be known for several weeks. It is a restriction on Mr. Loomis license not to operate a vehicle with an alcohol concentration greater than 0.02.

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