Mukwa man charged with felony OWI
Deputies report finding Schultz slumped over in car in driveway
Gerald D. Schultz, 61, is charged with a fifth drunken driving offense and disorderly conduct.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputies Josh Krueger and Nick Traeger were dispatched to Pine Ridge Drive in the town of Mukwa.
A neighbor had called 911 to report that Schultz was outside in his car, screaming and possibly intoxicated.
Deputies had been to Schultz’s home earlier that evening in response to a disorderly conduct complaint. At that time, Schultz’s gold Saturn was parked down the road and deputies told him he was not allowed to drive it back home himself.
When Traeger arrived at the Pine Ridge Drive home, he found Schultz slumped over in the driver’s seat of the Saturn, according to the criminal complaint. The driver’s side door was open and an open bottle of vodka was on the pavement.
Police say Schultz initially denied driving the car, then admitted to it, then denied it again.
In May 2007, Schultz was convicted of two counts of operating with a prohibited alcohol level, two counts of resisting an officer and bail jumping. He was sentenced to a total of 185 days in jail on all counts.