Over yard, through fence leads to 7th drunk driving chargeA Superior man who allegedly drove through two yards and a fence while intoxicated is facing his seventh drunk driving charge.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man who allegedly drove through two yards and a fence while intoxicated is facing his seventh drunk driving charge.
Douglas Mark Van Puymbrouck, 42, faces one count felony seventh offense operating while intoxicated in Douglas County Circuit Court.
According to the criminal complaint:
Superior Police Officer Mike Kendall responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven through two yards and a fence near the Spur Station at 615 Belknap St. on the evening of Nov. 5. He found Van Puymbrouck sleeping in the suspect car, which was running. The Superior man’s right foot was on the brake pedal and the car would move forward slightly as the pressure on the pedal relaxed.
When officers managed to wake Van Puymbrouck, he originally denied drinking, then said he had six beers that evening. A preliminary breath test showed a 0.02 alcohol concentration. Van Puymbrouck has a current restriction that states he cannot operate a vehicle with an alcohol concentration greater than 0.02.
He also has six prior drunk driving convictions, the most recent a 2010 Minnesota conviction for prohibited alcohol content.
A preliminary hearing for the case is set for today. Cash bond of $2,000 was set. Van Puymbrouck also was ordered not to operate a motor vehicle without a valid permit or license and not to drink or possess any alcohol.