Man faces domestic charges
Police say suspect had a .36 BAC.
Brian R. Ehrgott, 56, Iola, is charged with a fifth drunken driving offense, disorderly conduct as an act of domestic abuse and contact with victim after a domestic abuse arrest.
On Feb. 9, Iola Police Officer Curt Field and Waupaca County Deputy Kyle Wiskirchen were dispatched to the 400 block of North Main Street in response to a reported domestic disturbance.
According to the criminal complaint, they found Ehrgott screaming and yelling when they arrived.
Wiskirchen reported he could not understand what Ehrgott was saying because Ehrgott was so intoxicated.
A preliminary breath test indicated Ehrgott had a .36 blood-alcohol content (BAC).
A witness told the officers she was afraid of Ehrgott because he becomes physical when intoxicated and has a history of being abusive.
Ehrgott allegedly screamed and yelled at the two women he lives with but did not use physical violence.
The officers removed Ehrgott from the house and informed him verbally and in writing that he could have no contact with the women for 72 hours.
On Feb. 10, Deputy Jon Loken was dispatched to the same home after a 911 caller reported Ehrgott had violated the restraining order.
Ehrgott was not at the house when Loken arrived, and county officers informed dispatch they were searching for him. They provided a description of Ehrgott’s grey GMC truck.
Waupaca Police Officer Sam Van Dinter saw Ehrgott’s truck and stopped it at the corner of West Fulton Street and Western Avenue, in Waupaca.
While taking Ehrgott into custody, Van Dinter noticed the smell of alcohol.
A preliminary breath test indicated Ehrgott had a .138 BAC.
Due to four prior OWI convictions, Ehrgott’s legal limit while driving is .02 BAC.
Ehrgott was released from custody after posting a $500 cash bond.
Conditions of his bond include that he have no contact with the victims, maintain absolute sobriety and comply with the jail’s alcohol monitoring program.