Man faces ninth DWI charge
A Superior man is facing his ninth drunken driving charge following an early Friday traffic stop. Theodore John Kimmes, 48, faces a felony charge of a ninth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He made an initial appearance Fri...
A Superior man is facing his ninth drunken driving charge following an early Friday traffic stop.
Theodore John Kimmes, 48, faces a felony charge of a ninth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He made an initial appearance Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
According to the criminal complaint:
A deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office followed a red Jeep that appeared to be driving erratically about 1:15 a.m. Friday. The vehicle crossed over the fog line on the right side of the road numerous times, sped up to 66 mph in a 55 mph zone and turned without signaling in the town of Superior.
When the deputy stopped the vehicle, he identified the driver as Kimmes. The deputy could smell a moderate odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle.
When questioned, Kimmes admitted to having two drinks earlier that night. He did poorly on a number of field sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer test. At the time he was stopped, the Superior man's driver's license was suspended.
He has been convicted eight times of driving while intoxicated and is serving probation.
A $5,000 cash bond was set in the case with the condition that Kimmes not operate a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license and consume or possess alcoholic beverages. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today.
He was cited for refusing to take the test for intoxication, driving with a suspended license, deviation from the designated lane and speeding, according to online court records.