Superior man hits dead end, faces 8th drunk driving chargeA Superior man accused of driving drunk for the eighth time waived a preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court June 19.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man accused of driving drunk for the eighth time waived a preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court June 19.
Scott Francis Rudd, 47, faces one count felony operating while intoxicated-eighth offense. The charges stem from a June 8 incident in downtown Superior.
According to the criminal complaint:
A caller had reported a man in a white SUV driving recklessly. Superior police officers located the vehicle and saw it drive south on Hughitt Avenue, then turn west onto North Sixth Street, coming to the dead end at Tower Avenue. Although the vehicle was driving under the speed limit, it took the driver some time to turn into an alleyway after reaching the dead end, so Officer Gary Gothner stopped him.
Gothner noticed an odor of intoxicants and saw what appeared to be a package of synthetic marijuana between the legs of the driver, identified as Rudd. After Rudd failed a number of sobriety tests, he was arrested. A preliminary breath test gave a reading of 0.20.
Rudd’s next scheduled court appearance is in September. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and up to $25,000 in fines.