MANITOWOC – A 54-year-old Manitowoc man was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of his sixth OWI after police say he crashed his car into a utility pole on South 41st Street and drove off.
A police report said officers were sent to the area of Clipper Drive and South 41st Street at around 6:15 p.m. Sunday for the report of a hit-and-run crash.
A witness told responding officers that a dark-colored vehicle was seen traveling east on Clipper Drive, then crossed South 41st Street and collided with the utility pole on the east side of South 41st Street, causing the cable to snap.
The report said the witness spoke to the driver, who said he would report the crash when he returned home. No one was hurt in the incident.
Officers were able to track the vehicle’s license plate number to Brian K. Kamke. The report said officers found Kamke at his residence and noted he was trying to close the garage door on his vehicle with the vehicle still running. The police report also said Kamke fell while trying to go up a step to the front door of his residence.
The report said Kamke admitted to being involved in the crash. Officers did not detect any odor of intoxicants coming from Kamke, but stated in the police report that “he was having a hard time maintaining his balance and struggled to maintain his focus when asked questions.”https://a140a9c8b6f9a5aaa35cd5b4d64904bf.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Kamke told officers he had taken a prescribed medication earlier in the day, but could not provide them with the prescription bottle and said the pill he had taken was the last dosage of the prescription. According to the report, Kamke failed standardized field sobriety tests.
Police arrested Kamke on suspicion of sixth-offense OWI and felony bail jumping. He was listed as an inmate at Manitowoc County Jail Monday morning. https://www.htrnews.com/story/news/crime/2020/11/23/manitowoc-man-arrested-suspicion-6th-owi-after-crash-into-pole/6389838002/