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Superior man faces 9th drunk driving charge

Superior Telegram

A Superior man accused of driving intoxicated for a ninth time was bound over for arraignment after waiving a preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Tyler Paul Wiss, 38, faces one count felony count of operating while intoxicated-ninth offense.

According to the criminal complaint:

Deputy Casey Culhane was responding to an accident in the town of Parkland when he came upon another accident scene early in the morning of Feb. 16. A truck had crashed against an electrical pole and gone into the ditch at the intersection of county highways E and K. No one was in the vehicle, but a lone set of foot tracks could be seen coming from it in the fresh layer of snow.

Culhane followed the tracks for about a mile. They entered a number of driveways then returned to Highway K before leading to a patch of brush at the intersection with Cronin Boulevard. The deputy shone his flashlight at the brush and found Wiss lying in three feet of snow.

The Superior man told the deputy it was warmer in the snow. There was a strong odor of intoxicants coming from Wiss and he had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. When asked how much he had to drink that night, Wiss said “plenty.” He told the deputy he was at a friend’s house and when he went outside to leave, his truck was gone.

Wiss remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail on Thursday. Cash bail of $3,500 was set for the Superior man. His next court appearance is scheduled for April.