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Reedsburg man charged with carrying handgun while intoxicated

November 28, 2018

A Reedsburg man was arrested Nov. 26 after a handgun allegedly fell out of his pocket at a local tavern while he was intoxicated.

Gunnar G. Tempest, 22, faces Class G felony charges for a repeat offense of possession of a firearm contrary to harassment injunction order. He faces three other Class A misdemeanor charges for repeat offenses of possession of firearm while intoxicated, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing an officer.

Officers from the Reedsburg Police Department were called to a local tavern located on the 100 block of South Walnut Street for a report of an armed intoxicated male that had dropped his firearm in the bar. After confronting Tempest, 22, officers conducted a pat down search and discovered a loaded .38 caliber revolver and a loaded .45 semi-automatic handgun. According to a criminal complaint, officers say a preliminary breath test showed Tempest had .175 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.

Tempest was taken into custody without incident but was held at the Sauk County jail based on his criminal history. If convicted, he faces up to nine months to ten years in prison and fines between $10,000 and $25,000. He faces additional jail time of up to two years due to having been convicted of previous crimes.

Tempest is out on a $250 cash bond on special conditions to not be on the premises of any bar or tavern. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 21.

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