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Man accused of driving into gas station, fifth OWI

July 27, 2011

A 42-year-old Milwaukee man is facing a felony charge of fifth-offense drunken driving after he drove into a Wauwatosa gas station Friday evening.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

Drivers at Highway 45 and Mayfair Road called in a reckless driver who had hit the curb in several spots and whose vehicle had smoke coming from it at 6:13 p.m. As Brett Lieungh drove his Mercury Grand Marquis past Congress Street, he reportedly came close to hitting a pedestrian.

When his car pulled into the gas station at 11131 W. Hampton Ave., it struck the building. The damage looked cosmetic and the impact was minimal.

When officers confronted Lieungh, he couldn't stand up or walk. He required a wheelchair to enter Wisconsin Heart Hospital for a blood test.

A breath test conducted nearly four hours after his arrest, after he had become more coherent, showed a 0.19 blood-alcohol content.

Lieungh has four convictions for drunken driving on his record, dating back to 1996. He was charged Saturday for his fifth offense and driving with a revoked license.

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