Becky Strabel | Staff writer
BURNETT COUNTY – Trevor K. Thiex, 35, Hertel, was in Shawano County Court on Friday, Nov. 10, for a final pre-trial conference for a charge of a criminal misdemeanor for operating while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration, both occurred while having a passenger under 16 years old.
A November 30 jury trial is scheduled and bond remains in effect.
Thiex was stopped on December 24, 2016, by Shawano County Sheriff’s Deputies. A caller reported to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Office that a blue van was driving erratically and had almost collided with the caller’s vehicle. Thiex told deputies that he was “all over the road” due to being tired after returning home from a Packers game.He reported that he had drunk a half-dozen beers between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., approximately two hours before the traffic stop. The juvenile in the vehicle was his son.
Per policy, Thiex is on administrative leave from the Burnett County Sheriffs Department where he serves as a deputy.