Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant police say a 29-year-old man is facing a third drunk driving charge after he hit a police squad car, and lab results turned up a veritable drug cocktail in his blood.

Ryan Saylor, of Mount Pleasant, was assigned a $250 cash bond and a $2,000 signature bond Tuesday at his initial appearance on a single misdemeanor charge of a third offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail and/or up to $2,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Sturtevant police June 19 were dispatched to Educator’s Credit Union on Washington Avenue for a report of a man slumped over the wheel of a car. When officers arrived, they were met by Mount Pleasant police who asked that Sturtevant write up the report because the man – identified as Saylor – hit their squad car.

Police say Saylor apologized for hitting the squad and told them he accidentally hit both the brake and the gas pedals at the same time. His speech was slurred, and he failed field sobriety tests.

Saylor was taken into custody and agreed to submit to a blood draw, the complaint reads. His sample was sent to the state crime, and the results included:

  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Alprazolam
  • Diazepam
  • Nordiazepam
  • Oxazepam
  • Temazepam

Charges against Saylor were filed in October, and a warrant was issued for his arrest when he didn’t make his first court date. The warrant was canceled when Saylor was taken into custody and made his initial appearance Tuesday.

Saylor remains in the Racine County Jail and will next be in court Jan. 12 for his pre-trial conference.

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