Arrest made at drive-thru
Suspect charged with 12th drinking and driving offense
Scott T. Hein, 52, Berlin, is charged with his 12th drinking and driving offense.
Shortly before 9:40 p.m. Saturday, March 25, Waupaca Police Officer Paul Przybelski responded to Hardee’s on West Fulton Street.
A caller reported that a blue car came into the drive-thru and the driver had slurred speech and may be intoxicated.
Przybelski located a running car near the drive-thru and identified the driver as Hein.
Although a preliminary breath test indicated that Hein had only a 0.07 blood-alcohol level, he is restricted to 0.02 due to his prior drinking and driving convictions.
In August 2013, Hein was convicted of an 11th OWI and sentenced to four years in prison and four years of extended supervision.
He was also sentenced to prison for drinking and driving offenses in 2005 and 2007.
After his March 25 arrest, Hein was released from custody after posting a $25,000 cash bond.
He faces a minimum of four years in prison if convicted.