Superior man sentenced to prison for 11th OWI
A Superior man was sentenced last week in Douglas County Circuit Court to four years in prison for his 11th drunken driving offense. Douglas Keith Israelson, 58, pleaded no contest Tuesday to one count of 11th offense operating while intoxicated....
A Superior man was sentenced last week in Douglas County Circuit Court to four years in prison for his 11th drunken driving offense.
Douglas Keith Israelson, 58, pleaded no contest Tuesday to one count of 11th offense operating while intoxicated. A charge of 11th offense operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration was dismissed.
He was sentenced to four years of initial confinement and three years of extended supervision. Israelson was ordered to pay a $1,457 fine, avoid premises that serve alcohol and undergo an alcohol assessment. His driver’s license was revoked for 36 months and Israelson was ordered to install an ignition interlock.
According to the criminal complaint:
Superior police officer Jeffrey Dwyer stopped the vehicle Israelson was driving on the evening of May 25, 2016, after a radar clocked him going 40 mph on 39th Avenue East, which is marked 25 mph.
Dwyer detected a strong odor of intoxicants coming from within the vehicle, although Israelson denied having any alcohol to drink that night. He also refused to perform field sobriety tests.
Israelson later told jail staff during booking that he had consumed “a couple beers,” according to the complaint.
Court records indicate he had a blood alcohol content of 0.125, over the legal limit of 0.08. At the time of the incident, he had an additional restriction prohibiting him from operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration greater than 0.02.
According to the criminal complaint, Israelson has eight prior convictions for operating while intoxicated and two convictions for implied consent violations ranging from 1993 to 2008 in Minnesota and Wisconsin.