Marshfield man high when arrested for sixth OWI
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Police say a Marshfield man was high on drugs when he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
Police were alerted March 19 to a report of an erratic driver traveling south on State Highway 97 and a Stratford police officer noticed a vehicle swerving in the roadway, according to court documents.
The officer stopped the driver, later identified as Kenneth R. Genett, 28, Marshfield, who was driving with an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle.
Police said Genett had slurred speech, but the interlock system did not detect alcohol when he blew into the device for the arresting officer. Genett failed field sobriety tests administered by the officer. Test results on blood samples taken from Genett are pending.
Genett was out on bond for a Wood County charge of possessing LSD. He appeared March 20 in Marathon County Circuit Court to face charges of felony bail jumping and operating while intoxicated—his sixth offense in 12 years. Circuit Judge Jill Falstad ordered Genett held on a $5,000 cash bond. He remains in the Marathon County Jail. A preliminary hearing is set for March 28.