Felony charge follows .029 BAC
Fourth offense in three years
Harris L. Holtane, 42, Waupaca, is charged with a fourth offense of operating with a prohibited alcohol content (PAC), driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, misdemeanor bail jumping and operating after revocation.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, Waupaca Police Officer Tom Grant observed Holtane traveling southbound on Berlin Street.
Grant knew from prior contacts that Holtane’s license was revoked, and he initiated a traffic stop.
According to the criminal complaint, when Holtane came to a stop, he buried the front of his vehicle in a snowbank on Shadow Lake Drive.
Holtane reportedly refused to perform field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test.
He was taken to ThedaCare in Waupaca for a blood sample, which tested for a .029 blood-alcohol content.
Holtane was convicted of his first PAC on Aug. 10, 2016, in Waupaca County and a second PAC on Feb 23, 2018, in Portage County. His license was revoked for one year, and he served five days in jail on the second PAC.
He was convicted of a third offense for operating with a restricted controlled substance on March 12, 2019, in Portage County.
Holtane was sentenced to 50 days in jail with work release privileges, assessed $1,748 in fines and court costs and his license revoked for 27 months for his third offense.
He faces up to six years in prison if convicted of a fourth offense.