Superior man faces 6th drunk driving offenseA Superior man accused of driving drunk a sixth time waived his preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man accused of driving drunk a sixth time waived his preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Robert Dale Schultze, 54, faces felony charges of sixth offense operating while intoxicated and bail jumping and one misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle while revoked. Cash bail was set at $1,000 and Schultze was ordered not to consume or possess any alcoholic beverages or drive without a valid license or permit. His next court appearance is set for June 3.
According to the criminal complaint: Schultze was driving eastbound on County Highway B in the town of Bennett on April 24 when Deputy Ed Gallagher observed the vehicle’s driver’s side tires drift over the centerline. The vehicle then turned into the oncoming lane of traffic onto County Highway P, with the entire vehicle in the wrong lane. As Gallagher followed the vehicle, it crossed the centerline another three times. When Gallagher stopped the vehicle, Schultze admitted his license was revoked for prior drunk driving incidents and Gallagher should just hurry up and take him to jail.
The deputy could smell a strong odor of intoxicant from Schultze, but he refused to take any sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test reading came back at 0.216. Schultze has five prior drunk driving convictions, according to the criminal complaint.