Raw video: Dashcam catches Wisconsin state lawmaker Jeffrey Wood tumbling to ground during sobriety test in Tomah, Wisconsin.
Police squad car video on a traffic stop at Interstate 39 north of Highway NN in Rib Mountain shows Wisconsin lawmaker Rep. Jeffrey Wood falling down during a sobriety test that led to his third arrest in less than a year on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The video, which was released Tuesday October 27, 2009 by Tomah police, shows Rep. Jeffrey Wood getting pulled over after police saw a Buick Skylark stop in the middle of a road and then slowly swerve across both lanes of traffic — probable cause for DUI.
Wisconsin State Patrol troopers found Wood 6:39 p.m. Wednesday September 23, 2009 after they were notified that a motorist was driving recklessly in Portage County. A witness following the vehicle told authorities she saw the car hit a curb and almost crash into another vehicle.
After the traffic stop and during a field sobriety test, Wood was asked to walk a straight line. Wood stumbled backward into the trunk of his car before falling down to the ground. A Tomah police officer helped him up, and put Wood in handcuffs.
Police also seized bottles of prescription drugs from Wood. He was charged last week with a third offense of operating under the influence of an intoxicant, and bail jumping.
In 2008 Wood was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. His BAC was more than double the legal limit following an accident in which his car reportedly became airborne. Marijuana was found in Wood’s vehicle after the accident.
The Wisconsin jurisdiction uses the term OWI — Operating while intoxicated.
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