Duluth man faces 6th OWIA Duluth man accused of driving drunk for the sixth time made an initial appearance Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Duluth man accused of driving drunk for the sixth time made an initial appearance Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Bradley Wayne Malinowski, 42, faces one count felony operating while intoxicated-fifth or sixth offense.
According to the criminal complaint:
A St. Louis County deputy was in pursuit of a vehicle in Superior on Tuesday evening. Superior Police Officer Lori Dalbec responded and assisted in the arrest of the driver, identified as Malinowski. After being stopped by the deputy, Malinowski got out of the vehicle, ignored the deputy’s directions and started to walk toward him.
After being forcefully directed to the ground, he continued to resist and try to pull his hands free. He was handcuffed and put in the deputy’s squad car.
Dalbec could smell the odor of intoxicants on Malinowski and he admitted he had consumed alcohol that day. A check of his driving status showed he had five prior convictions for intoxicated driving.
A $1,000 cash bond was set with the condition that Malinowski not operate a motor vehicle unless he has a valid permit or license, and not consume or possess any alcoholic beverages. His next scheduled court appearance is Sept. 12. If convicted Malinowski could be sentenced to a maximum of six years imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.