Marshfield man jailed for ninth OWI
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD — A Marshfield man was charged on Aug. 28 with his ninth drunk driving offense and was fired from his job while confronting his boss at a Marathon County shop as he was arrested.
The criminal complaint says Jeffrey Adams, 41, was charged with operating while under the influence (OWI) after he was arrested Aug. 26. Investigators said they found “a significant number” of empty beer cans on the floor of his vehicle.
Police were called to a business in the town of Eau Pleine that night because the owner wanted Adams to return a vehicle that had been loaned to him for getting to work. The owner said Adams had lied to him about reasons for missing work and that he was being fired.
Adams reportedly was using the vehicle to attend a wedding near Marshfield that evening, and he went to the shop because he was upset that the owner had called police.
The owner told investigators he locked himself in a bathroom at the shop and that Adams pounded on the door, yelled obscenities, and threatened physical harm before a sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene.
Adams had a blood alcohol content of 0.20.
He was jailed on a $25,000 cash bond, and a preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 6.
Adams was 22 when he was convicted of his first OWI in January 1995 in Marathon County. His most recent conviction was in November 2012 in Wood County.