Court Proceedings

Brown County District Court

• Adam W. Baker, 31, Hayward, Wis. was charged with two counts of 3rd-degree DWI, misdemeanor open bottle possession, possession of more than 1.4 grams marijuana in motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia Jan. 12.

According to court documents, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 32161 U.S. Highway 14, New Ulm, at 8:11 p.m. Jan. 7 for a suspicious vehicle stuck in the snow in a residential yard. Police identified the vehicle driver as Baker. Police asked him why he was stuck in the yard and Baker could not explain why, then said he was lost and trying to get to his hotel, but could not say which hotel or city he was staying in.

Baker later admitted to drinking, but said it wasn’t very much. He told Deputy Bauer he did not start drinking until get got stuck and planned on sleeping where he was, that he was stuck for about an hour and had no idea where he was.

Deputy Bauer noticed a vape pen in the driver’s side door, an open Fireball alcohol container under the driver’s seat, keys in the ignition, prescription bottles on the seat and more Fireball containers near the driver’s seat.

Baker failed field sobriety tests and provided a Preliminary Breath Test that read .249. He was transported to the Brown County Jail where a blood sample was taken at 10:42 p.m. He was transported to the Brown County Evaluation Center and placed on hold for court.

After getting an approved search warrant, law enforcement located a 100 ML bottle of Fireball and six more bottles in a paper bag on the passenger seat and one on the passenger floor board. All the bottles had a little liquid in the bottom of each one.

In the center arm rest, officers found two orange pill bottles containing .057 grams and 5.62 grams of a green, leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana. A blue, glass pipe was also found in the vehicle.

Baker’s bail was set at $12,000 without condition, no bail with conditions Tuesday. An initial court appearance was set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 26.


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