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A Superior man accused of driving while intoxicated for the ninth time was bound over for arraignment in Douglas County Circuit Court Jan. 15 after waiving a preliminary hearing.

Scott Francis Rudd, 47, faces charges of ninth offense operating while intoxicated, felony bail jumping, operating while revoked and failure to install an ignition interlock device. He remains in custody at the Douglas County Jail in lieu of a $2,000 cash bond.

According to the criminal complaint: Superior police responded to the 900 block of Catlin Avenue for a report of a vehicle stuck in the alley with a possibly intoxicated person attempting to retrieve it. The officers saw a man, later identified as Rudd, walking away from a vehicle that was stuck in the snow. They could smell the heavy odor of intoxicants on him. Rudd said his wife was driving the vehicle and got stuck.

She got picked up by a friend, and he was trying to get it unstuck. No ignition interlock was observed in the vehicle. Rudd told Officer Matthew Brown that he had “five” something to drink that day. An empty plastic bottle of vodka was found in his coat pocket.

When contacted, Rudd’s wife told Superior Police Officer Cory Hanson she had been at work all day and thought her husband was at home. Rudd is also facing charges in Douglas County Court for eighth offense operating while intoxicated stemming from a June 2013 incident.

As a condition of his signature bond in the case, Rudd was ordered not to consume or possess alcoholic beverages. His next court appearance in both cases is Feb. 24.