Eau Claire Man Charged With 8th OWI

(Columbia County) Officers from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call near the town of Marcellon, Friday evening.  Police received reports of a vehicle which failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of State Highway 33 and State Highway 22 within the Town of Marcellon.  The offending vehicle was then followed by the reporting party until it stopped on the shoulder of State Highway 33 near State Highway 44.  The driver of the vehicle was Anthony Paul Tushkowski, 66, of Eau Claire, who was taken into custody.  Tushkowski is charged with 8th offense Operating Under the Influence and cited for Open Intoxicants, Failure to Yield Right of Way, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, Operating Left of Center, and Deviation from Designated lane.  Columbia County Sheriff Roger Brandner urges drivers to call 911 if they suspect an impaired driver.