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Green Bay man charged with 12th OWI

Patrick Schober (Photo courtesy Outagamie Co. Sheriff's Office)

APPLETON, Wis. (WLUK) – Appleton police arrested a man on his 12th drunken driving offense early Thursday morning.

Patrick Schober, 53, of Green Bay, was charged Thursday in Outagamie County court with one count of operating while under influence 10th offense or more and misdemeanor counts of driving with a revoked license and bail jumping.

Police say around 2 a.m., an officer saw a vehicle headed north in the 500 block of Division Street without its headlights on. When the officer pulled the vehicle over, he asked the driver, Schober, to go through a field sobriety test. Police say Schober failed.

According to the criminal complaint, Schober told the officer he had three beers during about two hours.

While not admissible in court, a breath test showed a blood alcohol level of .078. The limit for someone with his previous convictions is .02, the complaint states.

Schober refused to submit to a blood test, so a search warrant was obtained. Results are pending, according to the complaint. Schober was also issued a citation for refusing to take an intoxication test after his arrest.

Previously, Schober pleaded no contest to his 11th OWI for an incident in 2012. He was sentenced to four years, six months in prison. His driver’s license was also revoked for three years, and an ignition interlock was ordered for three years.

Schober did not have a valid license. There was no mention in the reports of the vehicle having an interlock device, according to Sgt. David Lund.

He was released from prison on extended supervision on March 7, 2016, according to Dept. of Corrections records.

Schober is due back in court for a preliminary hearing Dec. 19.

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