Mount Pleasant police say a 36-year-old man is facing his fourth drunk driving charge in five years after another motorist Friday reported a reckless driver.
Jason Cozort, of Kenosha, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of operating while intoxicated – fourth offense in five years, three misdemeanor counts of bail jumping, and a single misdemeanor count each of driving with a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint, a driver at 9:07 p.m. Friday called 9-1-1 to report a reckless driver. Police located the driver and observed them – later identified as Cozort – driving erratically. They initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Green Bay Road and Joanne Drive and saw Cozort pull over and strike the curb multiple times before finally coming to a stop.
Officers say Cozort admitted to not having a license, and he failed field sobriety tests. He agreed to a blood draw and was transported to Ascension All Saints. Before his blood was drawn, police asked Cozort if he was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He said he was and had been using heroin that day.
Cozort remains in the Racine County Jail on a $7,500 cash bond and will next be in court Oct. 12 for his preliminary hearing.
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