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Written by Joe Poirier   
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 20:11

A 49-year-old man who was pulled over at gunpoint in a residential Grafton neighborhood last week has been charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with fourth-offense drunken driving.

In addition to the felony drunken driving charge, Erin Tracy of Luxemburg faces one misdemeanor count of bail jumping. 

According to the criminal complaint, at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, police officer Anthony Alfonsi was called to Cedar Street after Tracy had been harassing his sister on the telephone and was heading to her home from Green Bay. The woman stated she did not want the defendant in her house.

The officer had the sister call Tracy on his cell phone and when the officer spoke with Tracy he noticed the defendant’s speech was slurred as he informed the defendant that he should not come to his sister’s house. 

The criminal complaint states Tracy said he did not have to listen to the officer and was going to his sister’s house. Grafton police set up around the house to intercept Tracy.

Police officer Jared Ray located Tracy on 17th Avenue and a high-risk traffic stop was conducted. 

According to the criminal complaint, Alfonsi noticed Tracy was unsteady on his feet and used the vehicle to support himself. The officer could also smell alcohol coming from the defendant’s breath and his speech was slurred. 

Tracy refused to perform a field sobriety test and he wouldn’t provide a blood sample until a warrant was obtained. 

A blood sample was taken from Tracy within three hours of driving the vehicle and it was sent to the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene for analysis.

According to records from the National Crime Information Center, Tracy was convicted in 1991 for drunken driving in King County, Washington. He was convicted a second time in 2008 for drunken driving in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2010, Tracy was convicted for drunken driving again in Alaska. 

Records from Wisconsin Circuit Court reveal Tracy was previously charged in Oconto County for resisting or obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and intentionally mistreating animals – all counts were misdemeanors. 

If convicted of the drunken driving charge, Tracy faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and three years of extended supervision as well as a $10,000 fine. He may also be jailed for nine months for bail jumping.

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