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Rosebud man arrested for DUI, drug possession in Winner

A Winner Police Department vehicle. (Republic file photo)

WINNER — A Rosebud man was arrested for driving under the influence after testing positive for methamphetamine use.

A Winner police officer conducted a traffic stop in the Winner McDonald's parking lot on Jan. 12, during which the vehicle's driver, 22-year-old Esdon Haukaas appeared to be impaired, but a preliminary breath test showed a 0.0 percent blood alcohol content, according to court documents.

The officer requested another officer, who is a drug recognition expert, to assist, and he determined Haukaas was impaired by using field sobriety tests. A urinalysis later showed Haukaas was under the influence of methamphetamine and amphetamines.

During a search of Haukaas' vehicle, officers found 30 unmarked white pills and Haukaas possessed a syringe.

Haukaas was charged with unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

He was also charged with first-offense driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a driver's license and failure to maintain financial responsibility, all misdemeanors.