A 28-year-old Iowa man is jailed in Winnebago County, charged with attempted homicide and drunken driving for trying to run over another man — in a parking lot near a police station.
According to the report from police in Neenah, Bryce Hinkel of Dubuque had blue-green lips, tongue and teeth when he was arrested. Hinkel told police he’d been drinking food coloring. A woman told police Hinkel had been drinking vanilla extract and vodka, too. That woman had a child with Hinkel. She told police Hinkel had threatened to kill another man who was her former fiancee. Hinkel confronted the former fiancee’s father in the parking lot and tried twice to run over him. Police say Hinkel ran into some parked cars and a nearby building instead. The Dubuque man faces his fourth drunk driving offense in five years and could be sent to prison in Wisconsin for up to 66 years if he’s convicted on the drunk driving and attempted homicide charges.