Derek P Carpenter, 34 years of age, from Baraboo, Wisconsin has been arrested by the Wisconsin
State Patrol DeForest Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 4th offense.
At approximately 7:05pm on Thursday, January 11, 2024, Wisconsin State Patrol received a
complaint about a possible intoxicated driver on the interstate near Wisconsin Dells. State Patrol
troopers successfully located the vehicle in Mauston and observed driving behaviors consistent with
an intoxicated driver. After a traffic stop, troopers determined the subject was likely impaired and
performed standardized field sobriety tests on the driver. Based on their observations, troopers
placed the 34-year-old male driver under arrest for OWI 4th Offense. Wisconsin State Patrol was
assisted by Juneau County Sheriffs Office and Mauston Police Department in locating the vehicle.
“Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6,
Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is
presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.”