Superior man gets prison for 9th drunk driving offenseA Superior man will spend three years in prison for driving drunk a ninth time.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man will spend three years in prison for driving drunk a ninth time.
Theodore John Kimmes, 48, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court last week to one count of ninth offense operating while intoxicated, a class G felony. One count of ninth offense operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration was dismissed. Kimmes was sentenced to seven years, three years confinement and four years extended supervision, consecutive to any other sentence. He was also ordered to maintain sobriety, undergo chemical dependency evaluation, install an ignition interlock and pay $2,480 in fines and court costs. His driver’s license was revoked for three years.
According to the criminal complaint:
Kimmes was driving a Jeep when he was stopped by a Douglas County Sheriff’s Department deputy early on the morning of Aug. 10 along County Trunk C near Mertes Road. The deputy had observed the Jeep cross the fog line a number of times, slow down and drive completely out of the lane, return to the lane and speed up to 66 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. The deputy smelled intoxicants coming from the vehicle. Kimmes told the deputy he had two drinks earlier in the night. The Superior man did poorly on field sobriety tests and refused to blow into a PBT. According to court records, a blood draw showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.163, more than twice the legal limit to drive.
Kimmes has eight previous convictions for operating while intoxicated, including offenses in Illinois and Minnesota.