Jackson Co. man arrested on 13th OWI charge

Published On: Mar 19 2013 11:01:47 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2013 07:07:39 PM CDT
TOWN of KOMENSKY, Wis. -

A Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a 59-year-old man for his 13th operating while intoxicated (OWI) offense.

The sheriff’s office received a call to help the Ho-Chunk Nation Police Department on March 18 around 2:30 p.m. to respond to a vehicle that slid off the roadway in the Town of Komensky.

When deputies arrived, they found Herman Decorah passed out behind the steering wheel with the vehicle still in drive. The sheriff's office says Decorah was traveling north on Mission Road when he lost control of his vehicle and slid into the ditch.

Authorities say they are waiting for the results of a legal blood draw. Decorah was also cited for other traffic offenses relating to this incident.