Beer bottles, a bottle of vodka and a marijuana pipe were found in the car of a man arrested Dec. 22 for his second driving while intoxicated offense.
Jason Scott, 39, of Caledonia, is charged with possession of marijuana, OWI, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court:
A Caledonia officer was sent to the 2900 block of 4 Mile Road about 6:45 p.m Dec. 22 for a Dodge Durango that had crashed. The vehicle had severe damage, with its lights activated, a horn repeatedly sounding, and a downed utility pole with cable in the roadway – and 150 feet of tire tracks through the snow.
Scott was in the driver’s seat, the complaint states, and the officer saw an opened beer bottle in the snow below him. He smelled of alcohol, the officer reported, and was slurring his words and almost fell down.
Scott told the officer he had been out shopping and had too much to drink.
Inside the vehicle, the officer saw a glass pipe on the floor. A later search of the vehicle turned up two marijuana grinders with testable amounts of marijuana, rolling papers, empty beer bottles and a 1.75 liter bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
A preliminary breath test showed a 0.222 alcohol concentration; the legal limit is 0.08. A blood draw was also taken for testing.