Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On January 5, 2023, at approximately 2:02 p.m., a Missoula Police Department officer responded to a report of a male passed out at the wheel of his vehicle off Russell Street. The male was parked between a car wash and a gas station with the car running and his blinker on. The male was sleeping in a curled-up position in the driver's seat.  

The officer knocked on the window and the male was extremely startled. The officer knows from experience that people who use drugs will often become extremely tired afterward and may find a spot to sleep. The officer was able to identify the driver as 42-year-old Jerame Wozniak and discover that his license was revoked.  

According to the officer, Wozniak was speaking in a quiet, hushed tone that was difficult to hear. Wozniak also made random statements that did not make sense and his mood varied between escalated and upset to being calm and speaking in a low tone of voice. 

Wozniak said he drove there with other people, but did not know who they were and was not waiting on anyone. He said he pulled in because he wanted to get out of the way of other drivers on the road. He said he had slept there for about four hours before the officer arrived. Wozniak’s eyes were bloodshot and his pupils were constricted.  

Wozniak was asked to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and he showed several clues of impairment. He agreed to provide a preliminary breath test, which was zero. Wozniak was placed under arrest for driving or being under actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence.  

Wozniak was read implied consent and refused a blood test, but a warrant was applied for and granted. His blood sample was taken a few hours later at a local hospital.  

Wozniak is currently being charged with felony DUI, which is a fourth or subsequent offense. Court documents indicate Wozniak has five prior convictions for DUI. 

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable.

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