WATERFORD — A Waterford man is accused of operating a motor vehicle while he was intoxicated after a breath test showed his blood-alcohol concentration to be 0.202 percent.
Jonathan C. Bowe, 43, was arrested Friday in the Village of Waterford. He was charged Monday with the felony count by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. If he’s found guilty, it would be Bowe’s fourth OWI conviction.
According to the criminal complaint:
A police officer checked the registration of a vehicle and the registered owner’s driving status while on patrol at about10:50 p.m. Friday. The officer pulled the vehicle over near South First and Saint Thomas streets after the driving status turned up as suspended.
The officer could smell the “strong odor of intoxicants” coming from the driver, identified as Bowe. The driver’s eyes were also glassy and bloodshot, and his speech was slurred, according to the complaint.
Bowe allegedly told the officer he had been drinking. The police officer asked how much he had to drink, to which Bowe reportedly responded, “I shouldn’t be driving; I’ve had too much to drink.”
Bowe agreed to perform standardized field sobriety tests but was unable to complete them successfully, the complaint alleges.
The officer tested Bowe’s breath for a BAC reading which came in above Bowe’s restriction of 0.02 percent — a limit imposed because of three prior OWI convictions, the complaint states.
The officer took Bowe to Burlington Memorial Hospital for an evidentiary chemical test of his blood.
On Monday, Bowe made his initial appearance in court, according to online records. He’s next due to appear at 8:30 a.m. March 22 for a preliminary hearing.
He remained in the Racine County Jail as of Monday afternoon, online records indicate.