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Superior man faces sixth drunk driving charge

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Superior Wisconsin 1226 Ogden Ave. Ste. 1 54880

Superior Telegram

 A Superior man accused of driving while intoxicated for a sixth time made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.

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Robert Edward Gordon, 64, faces one count felony operating while intoxicated-sixth offense. He was released on a $2,500 signature bond and ordered not to consume or possess any alcoholic beverages or operate a motor vehicle without a valid license. His next court appearance is set for Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint:

Superior Police Officer Michelle Lear stopped Gordon for speeding — going at least twice as fast as the posted 25 mph —around 5:30 p.m. July 31. When he exited the vehicle, Lear could see his eyes were very red and he was slurring his words. Gordon also had difficulty walking and getting up over the curb. Gordon told Lear he had been at a Superior bar since morning, and had about five drinks within that time. When questioned again how much he had to drink, Gordon said “a lot.”

The Superior man refused to cooperate with field sobriety tests, but did consent to a blood draw.

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