Eau Claire County (WQOW) – An Altoona man accused of nearly hitting a squad car while driving drunk will spend time behind bars.
In February, an officer said John Ellis ran a stop sign, barely missing a squad car.
When he was pulled over, Ellis said he had come from a local bar where he had “a lot” to drink.
He refused a field sobriety test because he said he’d fail it.
On Friday, Ellis pleaded no contest to his 7th OWI. Reserve Judge Roderick Cameron sentenced Ellis to three years behind bars, followed by three years of extended supervision. His drivers license is also revoked for life.