Medford man arrested for OWI with kids in car

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MEDFORD, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Medford man is arrested and facing possible charges including driving under the influence with children in the car.

According to Wisconsin State Patrol, troopers pulled over 34-year-old Jess Drost on State Highway 29 in Chippewa County around 11:30 Saturday night. The report says Drost was pulled over for speeding when troopers smelled marijuana.


Authorities say Drost was driving with three passengers, an adult woman, and two kids, ages six and twelve. After a field sobriety test, he was taken into custody operating a motor vehicle while under the of a controlled substance, with passengers less than 16 years old and possession of thc and drug paraphernalia.

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