Sturtevant police say a 50-year-old man from the village is facing his fourth operating while intoxicated charge after officers discovered his license was canceled.
Kenneth Seager was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count of operating with intoxicated, fourth offense; and two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 20 months in jail and/or up to $22,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Sturtevant police were on patrol just before 4 a.m. Saturday when they ran a routine check of the license plate of a vehicle traveling east on Highway 11 near 86th Street. Information returned indicated the registered owner of the car – later identified as Seager – had a canceled license.
Officers say they initiated a traffic stop. After making contact with Seager, police say his speech was slurred and that he was out on bond for another OWI case with the conditions that he only drive if properly licensed and that he not consume or possess any alcohol.
Seager was put through a series of field sobriety tests that he failed, the complaint reads. He submitted to a breathalyzer, which read a .114 result, but Seager would not voluntarily submit to a legal blood draw. A search warrant was obtained, but the results were not available at the time the complaint was filed.
Seager remains in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. He will next be in court on March 24.