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Franklin Man Accused of Driving Drunk in Greendale

Suspect, 43, is charged with 4th OWI after he gets stopped with alcohol in his system.

A Franklin man is charged with felony drunk driving after police say he drove through Greendale with alcohol in his system.

Tomislav Sunjic, 43, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of fourth offense operating while intoxicated within five years and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibted alcohol concentration. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 7:03 p.m. Sunday, a Greendale police officer spotted Sunjic speeding in an SUV on West Loomis Road. The officer followed the SUV, then saw it go through a yellow light, then a red light, so the officer decided to pull the vehicle over.

The SUV then pulled into a parking lot and Sunjic got out. The officer arrived and told him to get back in the SUV, which Sunjic did after two commands.

Sunjic told the officer he hadn't been drinking and a man named Tom had been driving the SUV before it was stopped. However, the officer never lost sight of the vehicle before it was pulled over.

Sunjic smelled of alcohol so he was given a Breathaylzer test, which revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.066, which is above the 0.02 Sunjic is allowed to drive due to his past OWI convictions.

Sunjic was previously convicted of OWI in 2002, 2007 and 2011. He's currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on $1,000 bail while awaiting trial.  

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