A Racine man driving on a revoked license and with a blood-alcohol restriction is facing more than 10 years in prison after being charged with his sixth drunk driving offense.
George Kramer will be charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one count each of felony operating under the influence—5th or 6th offense and misdemeanor operating with a revoked license. If convicted, he faces up to 12-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $27,500 in fines. Because this is Kramer’s sixth OWI, he could also face increased fines and lose his license for another six months.
According to the criminal complaint, police initiated a traffic stop Sunday because Kramer was driving with an expired registration. When they made contact with him, he refused to speak to officers and instead directed his remarks towards the empty passenger seat, saying that he had consumed two beers.
Police say he failed 9 of the 18 markers for sobriety, and they found a container of “juice” in Kramer’s center console that smelled strongly of intoxicants. The defendant did submit to a breath test; the results of which indicated a .114 blood-alcohol content. Kramer also agreed to a blood draw, but the results are still pending.
Kramer remains in the Racine County Jail.
Wisconsin Driver’s License and Blood Alcohol Content Information
To learn more about the different types of driver’s license suspensions and revoked privileges, visit the Wisconsin DMV website page “Suspended or revoked driving privilege.”
To learn more about blood alcohol content (BAC) visit the National Library of Medicine website page “Blood Alcohol Level.”
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