Man faces felony charge for driving drunkA Foxboro man accused of driving drunk for the fifth time made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Foxboro man accused of driving drunk for the fifth time made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
Brian John Donald Belsky, 35, faces one felony count of operating while intoxicated-fifth offense and one misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle while revoked.
According to the criminal complaint:
Douglas County Sheriff’s Department deputy Michelle Fritz was dispatched to a one-vehicle roll over on U.S. Highway 35 in the town of Superior the morning of Nov. 23. Fritz interviewed the driver, Belsky, after he was transported by Gold Cross ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital. He said he hit an icy patch of road and rolled his car into the ditch. Fritz detected an odor of intoxicants on Belsky’s breath, his eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred.
He admitted having one drink two hours before the crash and a blood draw was taken. According to his driving record, Belsky has four previous convictions for operating while intoxicated. Following his most recent conviction in 2010, his license was revoked and had not been reinstated at the time of the accident.
If convicted of the felony, Belsky faces a maximum sentence of six years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine. He was released on a $250 signature bond, and ordered not to drink or possess alcohol or drive a motor vehicle without a valid license.
A status conference is scheduled for Jan. 30.