Man Facing 3rd OWI Charge After Witness Calls in Erratic Driving

A Caledonia man is facing his third OWI charge.

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Caledonia police say a driver on Highway 32 at 6-Mile Road reported an erratic driver who turned out to have a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

Ronald Glass, 61, of Caledonia, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney‘s office with one misdemeanor count each of operating while intoxicated, third offense and marijuana possession. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in jail and/or up to $3,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called Wednesday just after midnight by a witness who wanted to report an erratic driver on Highway 32 near 6-Mile Road. When police caught up with the driver, identified as Glass by his driver’s license, they could smell alcohol on his person and put him through field sobriety tests which he failed.

Officers say Glass blew a preliminary .194 and was arrested for OWI. When they conducted a search of his person, police also found a baggie with half a gram of marijuana in it. During questioning, Glass admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking six beers and two shots at a bar in Milwaukee before driving home.

Glass was assigned a $250 cash bond and a $2,000 signature bond at his initial appearance Wednesday. He will next be in court Jan. 18 for his preliminary hearing.