Cash Bond Set At $50K For Waupun Man Charged With Fleeing Deputies, OWI Sixth Offense

(Burnett) Cash bond was set at $50-thousand-dollars yesterday Tuesday for a Waupun man charged with running from deputies for over ten-miles while under the influence. Robert Barsch is facing felony counts Fleeing, OWI Sixth Offense, and a misdemeanor charge of Operating while Revoked. A sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a pickup truck for speeding just after 1pm Monday (May 31st) on County Road I in the Township of Burnett. According to the criminal complaint, the truck reached speeds in excess of 100-miles-per-hour while failing to stop at several stop signs. The truck also passed three other vehicles in a no passing zone. The pursuit ended when the truck pulled into a residential lot on County Road M in the Township of Chester. Barsch, who was allegedly identified as the driver, was taken into custody. A deputy reportedly smelt an odor of intoxicants while arresting Barsch and administered a preliminary breath test which returned a reading of point-zero-eight-one (.081). If convicted, the 52-year-old faces up to 13-and-a-half years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 8th.