A minor crash in the parking lot of a Superior business Jan. 15 led to drunk driving charges in Douglas County Circuit Court against one of the drivers.
Jason Lee Nollet, 52, of South Range faces one count of sixth-offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. He's also facing misdemeanor counts of operating a motor vehicle while revoked and failing to install an ignition interlock device.
He made his initial appearance in court Jan. 17. Cash bail of $2,500 was initially ordered for Nollet, but it was amended to a $7,500 signature bond Jan. 21. Nollet was ordered to have no use or possession of alcohol and no operation of a motor vehicle without a valid license or permit.
According to the criminal complaint, Nollet backed his vehicle into another vehicle in the drive-through lane of a Superior restaurant, damaging the passenger-side corner of its bumper. Nollet's vehicle had a small scuff on the rear bumper.
After arriving on the scene, Superior Police Officer Matthew Brown reported smelling the odor of intoxicants coming from Nollet. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and a portable breath test registered a blood alcohol level of 0.162%, twice the legal limit.
According to Nollet’s driving record, he has five prior Douglas County convictions for operating while intoxicated, the most recent in 2016.
The South Range man’s next court appearance was set for Jan. 31. If convicted of the OWI, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000.