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If convicted of all three misdemeanor counts, the man faces up to one year three months in prison, and fines up to $13,600. He also received a citation for driving 80 mph in a 35 mph zone, and reckless driving.
According to the criminal complaint, Caledonia Police saw the man for speeding at 1:58 a.m. Thursday in the 6400 block of Highway 31 and did a traffic stop in the 7100 block of Highway 32. The man smelled of alcohol, had blurry red eyes and slow speech. He told the officer that he had a long driving record and didn’t have a driver’s license.
The man was arrested for driving under suspicion of alcohol.
A woman, who was the passenger in the car, also didn’t have a driver’s license. She didn’t give consent to the police to search the car, but police were able to search it only for evidence related to the man’s drunk driving arrest.
A bottle of alcohol, three knives and some brass knuckles were found in the car. The officer did not take the knives, but gave the man a warning for having them. The carrying a conceal weapon citation was for having the brass knuckles, which the woman told police was part of the man’s belt buckle.