Princeton Man Gets Five Years In Prison For Tenth OWI Offense

(Green Lake County) In Green Lake County court Wednesday, a Princeton man was sentenced to five years in prison for his tenth offense Operating While Intoxicated. Jeremy Kirst entered a no contest plea to the tenth OWI and to felony Fleeing an Officer while a handful of misdemeanors were dismissed but read into the record. The 40-year-old Kirst was stopped by deputies in February on State Highway 23 in the Town of Brooklyn. While making contact with the suspect, he fled at speeds near 85-miles-per-hour through farm fields and marshland before striking an embankment and flipping over, end-over-end into a ditch. Kirst and his dog fled on foot into a marsh. A perimeter was established and a police dog from Waupun was deployed. Kirst was tracked to a local excavating company where he stole a vehicle. Authorities say evidence led them to a residence south of Princeton and then to another residence in Waushara County, where Kirst was apprehended a short time later. In addition to prison Kirst was placed on extended supervision for five years.