Superior man faces 7th drunk driving chargeA man accused of driving under the influence for the seventh time made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court Monday.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A man accused of driving under the influence for the seventh time made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court Monday.
Thomas Carl Johnson, 45, of Superior, faces felony counts of seventh offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration and one misdemeanor count of operating while revoked. He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor and a preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 11. A $5,000 signature bond was set and Johnson was ordered not to use or possess any alcohol and not to operate a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.
According to the criminal complaint:
Wisconsin State Trooper Troy Stage stopped Johnson Saturday for an unmaintained exhaust. During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of an intoxicating beverage. Standardized Field Sobriety testing revealed Johnson was operating his motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Breath test results showed Johnson had an alcohol concentration of 0.125 in the field and 0.09 at the Douglas County Jail.
The arrest comes in the midst of a statewide crackdown on drunken driving. About 330 law enforcement agencies statewide are taking part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which runs through Sept. 2.