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Court Proceedings

Brown County District Court

• Three counts of felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount marijuana, gross misdemeanor 2nd and 3rd-degree DWI and misdemeanor possession over 1.4 grams marijuana were filed June 3 against Tyler t. Wendland, 1415 German St. N., New Ulm. Bail without conditions was set at $15,000, no bail with conditions, June 7. A court appearance was set for 11:30 a.m., June 21.

New Ulm Police Sgt. Charles Rasche was southbound on Front Street at 8:48 p.m. June 3 when he noticed a northbound, silver Ford Taurus rapidly approaching another vehicle. Rasche measured the Taurus’ speed at 45 mph in a 30 mph zone. He stopped the Taurus and saw intoxication clues on the driver.

Rasche noticed a mild odor of vaping device juice and a marijuana odor in the Taurus and requested other officers to assist him. The driver admitted to having plant-based marijuana.

Wendland failed several field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test registered a blood alcohol content of .179. Wendland was arrested and transported to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center where he consented to breath test that read .19.

Contraband was weighed and tested. Results were 32.52 grams of marijuana, 1 1/2 green pills determined to be 1 mg of Clonazepam, a Schedule IV narcotic, 20 mg of white Dextroamphetamine, a Schedule II narcotic, 4 mg of Ondanestron Hydrochloride requiring a prescription, 179 mg Eitzolam, classified as Benzodiazepine, controlled at some state levels and countries, and two circle orange pills police could not identify.

Wendland was convicted of 3rd-degree DWI – over .16 or more Feb. 16, 2016 in Nicolet County Court, a qualified, prior impaired driving incident within the last 10 years.

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