Mount Pleasant police arrested Gordon R. Haley, of Racine, Monday morning for his sixth drunken driving offense.

He is charged with operating while intoxicated, sixth offense, attempted battery to hospital personnel and disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court, Mount Pleasant police were sent to the area of State Highway 31 and Cortland Avenue about 3:40 a.m. for a reported reckless driver. The caller advised a driver had exited a vehicle, falling onto the road.

Police found and followed the vehicle, observing it drive slowly and weave between lanes, before stopping in the median break in the 5100 block of Washington Avenue, and then proceeding into a driveway in that area.

Police then approached the vehicle, and officers report the driver became belligerent when asked for his license. Officers reported he was barely able to stand, and that officers had to hold him up. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries officers noticed when they stopped the vehicle.

It took five officers and a security guard to hold him down for a medical blood draw.

After he was medically cleared, Haley was taken to the Racine County Jail. On the drive, he told an officer that he had been celebrating the Green Bay Packers victory until 2 in the morning, and that at 5:30 a.m. he drove to the Mount Pleasant Police Department to pick up a family member. He said he then had two shots at that person’s house, and was on his way home when he was stopped by police.

 

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