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Plover Teen Accused of Driving Drunk, Reaching Speeds of 107 MPH

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

An 18-year-old Portage County man is facing several citations and drug charges after he's accused of driving 107 mph on I-39 in Plover last month.

According to court documents, the teen, Matthew Garsomke was arrested Nov. 16 around 12:15 a.m. after he failed field sobriety tests.

Officers say inside the vehicle they also found synthetic marijuana, which the teen admitted to smoking.

A blood draw preformed at the hospital showed Garsomke had a BAC of .188. Since he is not of legal drinking age he was cited with 1st offense OWI, prohibited alcohol concentration greater than .15, misdemeanor operating while intoxicated, and his second offense operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration.

He's also charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoid and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His traffic citations include operating while suspended and speeding greater than 35 mph over the limit.

Garsomke is free on a $750 cash bond. He'll return to court Dec. 16 to learn if his case will head to trial.

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