Man facing fourth OWI found with drugs, loaded gun in vehicle

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Gazette Staff | August 11, 2017

ELKHORN—A Waukesha man charged with fourth-offense OWI was found with pills and a loaded gun after leaving a strip club last month, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.

Nicolas R. Natarelli, 43, also charged with possession of:

-- Narcotic drugs

-- A firearm while intoxicated

-- Two controlled substances

Walworth County sheriff's deputies on July 19 stopped Natarelli at about 1:50 a.m. on Interstate 43 near Highway 14 in the town of Darien, according to the complaint. The 2005 Dodge did not have a front license plate.

Natarelli told deputies he was coming from a strip club and said he had two beers, according to the complaint. Natarelli, who is not allowed to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration of more than 0.02, tested at 0.74, according to the complaint.

A deputy searched Natarelli and found a bag of pills that Natarelli said were his prescription medications, according to the complaint. Deputies reported finding acetaminophen-oxycodone hydrochloride (a schedule II narcotic), Alprazolam (a schedule IV controlled substance) and Adderall (a schedule II controlled substance).

Natarelli also told police before they searched his car there was a loaded handgun under the driver seat, according to the complaint. Deputies found a .40 caliber Glock 22 with a round in the chamber.

Natarelli has previous OWI convictions for violations in 1995, 1996 and 2010, according to the complaint.



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