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Menasha police arrest motorcyclist on 4th OWI after he drove through factory

Posted: 11:51 AM, Apr 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-10 16:51:59Z
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MENASHA — Menasha Officers were called by employees of Alliance Industries at 320 Appleton St. to investigate a motorcyclist who drove his Harley Davidson motorcycle up an access ramp and through the factory.

Just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, a 29-year-old Neenah man was talking to an Alliance employee outside the building. The motorcyclist, a former employee, drove his motorcycle through the production areas of the building at speeds reaching 35 to 40 mph.

About 14 workers were in the building at the time which stretches nearly two blocks from Appleton St. to Racine St.

After parking his motorcycle, the man started driving a fork lift for a few seconds until directed to get down by a worker.

“This was a very dangerous situation that our people handled very well,” said Andy Kemp, who is the general manager of the plant.

Officers arrived just after the man left the fork truck to find him about to leave on his motorcycle. As police detected the odor of intoxicants and the man refused field sobriety tests, he was arrested for felony 4th offense operating while intoxicated and reckless driving. The man has been transported to the Winnebago County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.