Caledonia police say a 66-year-old man was arrested Tuesday while driving under the influence and charged with his sixth OWI offense.
Shafaat Haider, of Caledonia, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single felony
According to the criminal complaint, police spotted Haider driving north on Wyoming Way and executing a very slow turn to drive east on 3-Mile Road. After he completed the turn, Haider swerved onto the shoulder so officers initiated a traffic stop.
Police say Haider stopped in the eastbound lane, creating a traffic hazard. Still, officers approached and asked Haider for his license. His speech was slurred, and he needed assistance finding his ID, which was not a valid driver’s license, something Haider admitted to police he didn’t have. When he was asked where he was going and if he’d been drinking, Haider said he was on his way to pick up a relative and he’d had one beer.
Officers put Haider through field sobriety tests, which he failed, the complaint reads. Police administered a preliminary breathalyzer to Haider, and it registered a .127. The defendant was taken into custody and transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s for a blood draw before being booked into the Racine County Jail without incident.
Haider was assigned a $5,000 cash bond at his initial appearance Wednesday, and he remains in the Racine County Jail. His next court date is July 22 for a preliminary hearing.