Man Arrested for 7th OWI After Store Calls Police
Employees at Mega Media Xchange in the Town of Brookfield called police after the man stumbled into merchandise before getting in his car.
A Pewaukee man is facing his seventh operating while intoxicated charge after employees at a Town of Brookfield store noticed he was extremely drunk when he came in to use the bathroom.
Andrew A. MacGillis, 38, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with seventh offense OWI for allegedly driving under the influence Monday afternoon. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 12:30 p.m. Monday, MacGillis went into Mega Media Xchange, 19555 W. Blue Mound Road, looking for a bathroom. He had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. Witnesses noticed MacGillis was stumbling on his way to the bathroom and after he left the bathroom, and then he collided with a shelf full of products.
After seeing MacGillis go to his vehicle and get in, an employee of the store called officers to inform them of the possible drunk driver. A Town of Brookfield police officer followed him and eventually was able to pull MacGillis over on I-94 in City of Pewaukee after MacGillis’ vehicle had begun striking traffic cones in the construction zone.
The complaint alleges MacGillis admitted to drinking earlier in the day at an area tavern, and he also had a bottle of vodka in his vehicle. His blood alcohol level at the time of the arrest was 0.259, which is more than three times the legal limit in Wisconsin.
MacGillis was previously arrested on OWI charges in 1992, January 1993, October 1993 and November 1993, February 1994 and March 2007. He’s currently being held in the Waukesha County Jail on $20,000 cash bail.