A Waukee man took an 8-year-old neighbor boy to the store for ice cream Sunday and ended up in handcuffs.
John Charles Olsasky, 64, of 170 Evergreen Dr., #B, Waukee, was charged with first-offense OWI and child endangerment.
The incident began about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, when the child’s mother reported the child missing.
Officers of the Waukee Police Department responded to the missing-child report and were speaking with the child’s mother when Olasasky and the child returned home in his 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix with their ice cream.
According to court records, the officers made contact with Olasakly and allegedly “noticed his bloodshot, watery eyes and slow speech. When asked if he had been drinking, he replied, ‘Yes,’ and officers conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.”
Failing the tests and returning a preliminary breath alcohol test in excess of the legal limit, Olasasky was arrested for first-offense OWI and child endangerment.
Olsasky was held in the Dallas County Jail before posting a $2,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing April 30 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.