Man Arrested for Repeat OWI
12/17/2018- A Peshtigo man is in court for his third OWI after officers allege he was caught driving drunk with two young children in the car. 30-year-old Christopher Malek made his initial appearance last week. He was arrested earlier this month after rear-ending another vehicle on U-S 141 near Crivitz. When officers arrived they say they could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from Malek’s vehicle and allegedly found an open beer can inside. Malek blew a 0.287 in a preliminary breath test- more than three times the legal limit. Two children near the ages of 5 and 6 were also in Malek’s vehicle at the time of the accident, but sustained no serious injuries. Malek has two previous OWI convictions- the first from January of 2018 and the second in July. He’s due back in court for an adjourned initial appearance January 14th.