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A 47-year-old Caledonia man is facing his fourth OWI charge after police say he was clocked at 73 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. Jeffrey Ouellette was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one felony count of operating while intoxicated and one misdemeanor charge each of obstruction and disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison and/or up to $21,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, Caledonia police Oct. 15 clocked Ouellette driving 73 mph in a 35 mph zone on Highway 31 near 3-Mile Road. After pulling him over, officers conducted field sobriety tests that Ouellette failed. The defendant was transported to the hospital after he refused all testing, the complaint continues. While in custody at the hospital, Ouellette was disruptive and threatened that would kick officers’ (expletive). Ouellette was assigned a $2,000 cash bond during his initial appearance Tuesday, which he posted. He will next be in court Oct. 26 for his preliminary hearing.  

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