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Oak Creek Man Faces Fourth OWI Charge

Suspect tells officers he had six beers at a South Milwaukee bar before driving.

A 53-year-old Oak Creek man is facing felony drunken driving charges after he was pulled over Saturday on S. Pennsylvania Avenue.

Michael P. Burgey was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with fourth-offense operating while intoxicated within a five-year period. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

An Oak Creek police officer pulled Burgey over about 7:30 p.m. near Pennsylvania and Oakwood after he saw the vehicle speeding and deviating from the center line.

As the officer spoke to Burgey, he noted blood-shot eyes and the smell of intoxicants. Burgey, who said he had six beers at a South Milwaukee bar, failed field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20, more than twice the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.

Burgey was previously convicted of OWI in 2000, 2007 and 2009. 

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