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Oconomowoc man accused of fifth OWI

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 A 61-year-old Oconomowoc man was allegedly so drunk while driving he couldn't properly recite the alphabet after police pulled him over.

Robert Bertz, 915 Hickory Creek Drive, was charged on Tuesday, July 22, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with his fifth operating a vehicle while intoxicated offense. Bertz has four prior OWI convictions on his record, most recently from November 2005.

According to the criminal complaint, Bertz drove through a roundabout then for a time on Sawyer Road in the oncoming lane of traffic just after midnight on Saturday, July 19, in the Village of Summit.

Bertz reportedly failed several field sobriety tests, was unable to recite the alphabet in order after the letter "G" and had a breath test reading of more than twice the legal limit.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 1. 

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