A Chaska, Minnesota, man was bound over for arraignment in Douglas County Circuit Court on March 6 for allegedly driving drunk a fifth time.
Richard William Mace, 35, faces one felony count of fifth offense operating while intoxicated. A $750 cash bond was set for Mace and he was ordered not to use or possess alcohol and not operate a motor vehicle without a valid license.
According to the criminal complaint, Superior Officer Justin McIntosh stopped a vehicle driven by Mace for speeding on the 1400 block of Ogden Avenue on Feb. 23. The officer observed Mace had slurred speech and smelled of intoxicants.
Mace said he had been drinking and was driving from one bar to another. Mace showed signs of impairment on field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed a result of 0.193.
According to the complaint, Mace has four prior convictions for operating while intoxicated - two in Minnesota, one in Douglas County and one in North Dakota - the most recent in 2014.
Mace's next court appearance was set for April 29. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.