A Wisconsin man who had gone more than a decade since his last conviction for driving under the influence was recently charged with his 10th or more offense.
66-year-old Douglas Kluth from Green Bay was driving through Oconto County on Wednesday when he reportedly reached a section of road that State Patrol troopers were posted to assist with traffic.
Kluth reportedly stopped and parked his vehicle and then walked up to one of the on-duty troopers.
The trooper looked in the direction of the car Kluth was driving when he arrived and allegedly spotted an open beer sitting inside.
When asked to submit to a roadside breath test Kluth reportedly gave his consent and allegedly blew a .134.
The suspect, who has been convicted of at least 10 other offenses involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated but has a current driver’s license, was given a legal stipulation ordering his legal alcohol limit remain at or below .02 percent if he is driving.
Kluth was apprehended, and after a 13-year streak without road-tripping under the influence, he is facing a charge for suspicion of once more operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, 10th or more offense. He was issued a cash bond amount of $25,000.
All of the states in the U.S. categorize every DUI as a criminal matter, whereas Wisconsin allows a driver one infraction that is treated as a civil offense. It is reported that this practice is under scrutiny and may be changed by the new Governor.
If you or someone you love is suspected of DUI, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.