Winnebago County supervisor charged with public intoxication after board meeting

FOREST CITY — A member of the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors has been charged with public intoxication and carrying a firearm while under the influence.

A Forest City police officer was dispatched to the Winnebago County Courthouse shortly after the conclusion of Tuesday morning’s meeting of the supervisors for a male that was possibly intoxicated.

A criminal complaint says the officer spoke to 63-year-old Mike Stensrud of Lake Mills, and a breath sample that Stensrud agreed to provide to the officer showed that his blood alcohol level was .09. The complaint says the officer also examined a cup that Stensrud had and said the cup smelled of an alcoholic beverage. A video of the meeting, which you can see below, shows Stensrud drinking from a large plastic cup with a straw in it.

The complaint also says the officer took a pistol out of Stensrud’s right pocket.

Stensrud is scheduled to appear in court on June 24th.