A Proctor man accused of driving drunk a fifth time was bound over for probable cause Aug. 19 in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Jeffrey Kevin Moe, 57, faces felony counts of fifth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and fifth-offense operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration. Both a $3,000 signature bond and $500 cash bail were ordered for Moe, with the condition that he not use or possess alcohol and not operate a motor vehicle without a valid license.
Wisconsin State Trooper Donald Magdzas pulled over the vehicle Moe was driving May 31 after observing it accelerate fast enough to squeal the tires, slow down after the driver noticed the state patrol vehicle and then accelerate again.
Magdzas noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle and that both driver and passenger had slurred speech. When Moe exited the vehicle, Magdzas reported that the Proctor man fell into the front frame pillar and was unsteady on his feet.
A blood draw analysis returned a blood alcohol result of 0.182, more than twice the legal limit.
Moe has four prior convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated out of Minnesota, according to the complaint. The most recent was in 2017 in Lake County.
Both charges are class G felonies with a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000. Moe’s next court appearance was set for Oct. 12.