Racine County Sheriff’s Department deputies say a 24-year-old Salem man was behind the wheel again after already having his license revoked three times for OWI-related offenses.
Jake Chopp was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor charge of driving after revocation, OWI related, fourth or more offense and four misdemeanor charges of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 4-1/2 years in jail and/or up to $42,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, RCSD deputies pulled Chopp over Wednesday near the intersection of Highways 31 and 11 for having a suspended registration sticker on his license plate. After making contact with Chopp, deputies discovered he had a revoked driver’s license, and three prior OAR convictions.
Officers say Chopp knew he shouldn’t have been driving and that he was aware he’d receive some tickets.
Additionally, deputies learned that Chopp was out on bail for three cases in Kenosha County and one in Racine County.
Chopp remains in the Racine County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond. His next court date is April 17.