After driving past a Caledonia police officer at a high-speed Joel Edgar was pulled over after he eluded police and charged with his fourth drunk driving ticket.

Edgar, 39, of Caledonia, drove past the officer at the intersection of Hwy 32 and 4 mile and didn’t immediately stop after the officer initiated his siren. Though he would later say he didn’t see the officer until he came to a stop of his own volition, according to a criminal complaint.

After pulling over, Edgar started to get out of his car. The officer ordered him to stay in the car and show his hands, but Edgar refused to comply and the officer placed him in the back of his squad.

The officer noticed that Edgar’s slurred speech, and a breathalyzer revealed a blood alcohol level of .184.

He’s charged with operating while intoxicated and attempting to flee or eluding a traffic officer.

Edgar is being held on a $3,500 cash bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. July 27.




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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.