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Sussex man charged with 5th OWI

Nov. 27, 2012

Gregory Steen, 51, of Sussex, is facing his fifth charge of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) after being pulled over by Village of Pewaukee Police Department on Nov. 18.

According to the criminal complaint, Steen was stopped around 2:30 a.m. after veering across the white divider line and into the other lane of traffic on Willow Grove Drive. The officer reportedly turned on his emergency lights, but Steen did not try to immediately pull over until he was at the intersection of Capitol Drive and Pewaukee Road, nearly striking a curb.

The report adds that the officer could smell alcohol coming from the car while Steen's eyes were bloodshot and glassy. He reportedly passed the counting and alphabet test but failed the horizontal gaze test, could not maintain his balance during the walk and turn test and chose to discontinue the one leg stand test after a count of four.

According to preliminary breath tests, his blood alcohol level measured at .11, and Steen was sent to the hospital for evidentiary blood tests.

Steen was previously convicted in 1994, 2001, 2004 and 2006 and could be fined between $150 and $600 or imprisoned for six months for not installing an ignition interlock device (a misdemeanor charge). His license has also been revoked for two to three years.

Steen now faces fines of up to $10,000 or imprisonment for up to six years for his newest count of OWI, a felony charge.

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The Art of the Bicycle: 11 a.m. Nov. 21, 26, Delafield Arts Center, 719 Genesee St., Delafield. Diane Lehman, Peter Kudlata and Wheel & Sprocket. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays and by appointment, Free www.delafieldartscenter.org.

Organ Concert: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Oconomowoc Music Club is hosting a concert by renowned organist Dr. Simone Gheller. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Free.

Yuletide Faire: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14-W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. $4 in advance or $5 at the door for adults and $1 in advance or $2 at the door for children under 15. Features strolling minstrels and costumed characters, puppet shows, storytelling, candle dipping, face painting, children’s craft workshops, children’s holiday shopping, live music, silent auction, children’s book sale, natural toys, 35 vendors, warm food, homemade desserts, candies, nuts and other treats. 

Fashionable Tidings Gala Luncheon: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Holiday fashions of local clothiers Paul Bruce Goodman and Liebling Leather. Music by Brusubardis String Ensemble. Lunch includes shrimp scamp and angel hair pasta with vegetables provencale. Wine tasting  and auction. Benefits Waukesha Choral Union. $35. Call (414) 297-9310 for tickets. www.choralunion.org.

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