Superior man gets prison for driving drunk repeatedly
A Superior man will spend 4½ years in prison for driving drunk an eighth and ninth time.
Scott Francis Rudd, 48, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court in May to felony counts of eighth and ninth offense operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced July 10 to state prison and four years of extended supervision, according to online court records.
His driver’s license was revoked for six years and he was ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, mental health and alcohol assessments, maintain absolute sobriety and install an ignition interlock.
The two incidents occurred on June 8, 2013, and Jan. 9. According to the criminal complaints: Rudd was pulled over during a traffic stop June 8, 2013, along Tower Avenue after someone reported a man in a white sport utility vehicle driving recklessly. A blood test showed Rudd had an alcohol concentration of 0.311.
In January, officers saw Rudd walking away from a vehicle stuck in the snow along a Catlin Avenue alley. A witness told officers that he saw Rudd driving the vehicle in an attempt to free it from the snow. Rudd performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He told officers that he’d had “five” of something and an empty plastic bottle of vodka was found in Rudd’s coat pocket. A blood test showed Rudd had an alcohol concentration of 0.313.