Timothy Johnson, 29, of Mount Pleasant, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with suspicion of drunk driving (second offense), driving with a prohibited blood-alcohol content level, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and fines up to $12,700.
According to the criminal complaint, the Caledonia Police Department conducted a traffic stop at 12:48 a.m. Sept. 6 on Northwestern Avenue at Emmersten Road. The officers reported that they saw Johnson driving his car 30 mph in a 45 mph zone, swerving into a parking lane and almost hitting the squad car. Johnson returned to the correct lane, but then drove the car slowly onto Chapel Lane and almost came to a complete stop before making the turn.
After approaching the car, the officer noted the smell of alcohol coming from Johnson and that he was slurring his speech. While waiting for a second officer to come on scene, Johnson fell asleep in his car and before opening the door police smelled marijuana.
The officers woke up Johnson, conducted a field sobriety test, and noted that he had a blood-alcohol level of .285, which is three times the legal limit.
While searching Johnson’s car, police found a pill bottle full of marijuana, a glass pipe, a 12-pack of beer and a partially filled bottle of vodka behind the driver’s seat.
Johnson is expected to have an initial appearance at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.