MERRILL, Wis (WSAU) - Four Merrill residents are facing charges after being caught drinking while in a car at a gas station.
The incident happened 11:00 Saturday morning when a suspicious car pulled alongside an off-duty Lincoln County deputy who was filling up his gas tank. The deputy noticed a person inside the car was drinking a can of beer. He called for backup, and two more deputies arrived to interview the occupants of the car.
A 19 year old Merrill woman and a 15 year old Merrill girl are now facing underage drinking charges. A 23 year old Merrill man faces an open intoxicant charge, and 19-year-old male driver of the car faces absolute sobriety charges.
All four have been released from jail to responsible parties.