MSP: Man arrested for eighth operating while intoxicated offense


    Sidney Hausding, 72 from Alpena, was arrested January 18 for operating while intoxicated. During his arrest, the trooper discovered this was Hausding's eighth OWI offense. (Photo Courtesy: Michigan State Police)

    ALPENA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- An Alpena man faces charges after a trooper stopped him for driving too slow.

    According to Michigan State Police, the trooper noticed a vehicle traveling well below the speed limit around 7 p.m. while on patrol in the City of Alpena on January 18.

    The trooper noticed lane use violations and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle on Oliver Street a short time later, said MSP.

    The driver has been identified as Sidney Hausding, 72.

    During the stop, the trooper learned Hausding didn't have a valid driver's license and began to note evidence that he might be intoxicated.

    Hausding was arrested for operating while intoxicated after a roadside investigation.

    While checking his driving history, the trooper discovered Hausding's license was denied/revoked and that he had seven prior OWI convictions.

    Hausding was charged with driving while license suspended/revoked and felony operating while intoxicated by the Alpena County Prosecutor.

    Hausding waived his arraignment.

    His case is pending additional upcoming court hearings.

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