Man Charged With 4th OWI

Hales Corners man is caught driving nearly three times more than the legal limit in Greendale and veering towards the center of Grange Avenue.

A 52-year-old Hales Corners man is facing his fourth drunk driving charge after he was allegedly caught driving recklessly through Greendale.

Duane A. Gordon was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with one count of fourth offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to one year in jail and $2,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

A man contacted Greendale police officers after he saw Gordon driving a pickup truck eastbound on Grange Avenue and veer sharply towards the middle lane. An officer spotted the truck in the 6800 block of West Grange and pulled Gordon over.

The officer immediately noticed the smell of intoxicants and arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving. Gordon was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where a blood test revealed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.217 at the time of the incident, which is nearly three times more than the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.

Gordon was previously convicted of OWI in 2001, 2003 and 2006. He will make his initial appearance in court Aug. 27. 

Mike B August 14, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Because the penalties in WI are so ridiculously lenient, we always hear of people getting their 7th and 8th conviction for drunk driving. Harsher penalties (for the driver and whatever bar he might have come from) would probably help the cause.


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