Pinkert in Court

1/6/12 – A Sussex man will spend six months in jail for injuring a passenger in a drunken driving crash in Dodge County. Ryan Pinkert pleaded “no contest” Thursday to felony OWI Causing Injury and had three other felonies dismissed. The 29-year-old was driving drunk after a Christmas Party in Iron Ridge in December of 2010. According to the criminal complaint, he thought he was heading toward Milwaukee when he got into a physical confrontation with his passenger over the directions and wound up hitting a tree in the Town of Clyman. His passenger sustained head injuries. A preliminary breath test put Pinkert over the legal limit for driving at point-one-one-seven. A blood test revealed other drugs in his system, including cocaine and Oxycodone. Pinkert was also ordered to spend three years on probation and two years without a driver’s license.