Man Found Passed Out Charged with 4th OWI

Drunk driving

A 34-year-old Mount Pleasant man faces his fourth drunken driving offense after his arrest Sunday.

Kevin Barry faces a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison if he’s convicted. Barry is due back in Racine County Circuit Court on July 5 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police responded to the area of Pheasant Creek Trail and Green Valley Drive at 7:06 p.m. for a report of a person passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle.

The officer observed that Barry had difficulty exiting his vehicle and nearly fell over. He also detected a strong odor of intoxicants, that his eyes were glossy and bloodshot, that his speech was slurred, and he was unable to form complete sentences.

Barry told the officer he had been at the Johnson Park Golf Course and admitted he had consumed alcohol. He refused to complete field sobriety tests and to submit to a blood draw. Police obtained a search warrant and a legal blood draw was completed.

Results of that are pending.

A witness told police that he observed Barry in his vehicle with it running, in drive, and that the defendant’s foot was on the brake. The witness put the vehicle in park and turned it off.

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