If convicted of both charges, Alexander Jonathan Beesley faces a total fine of $35,000 and 13 years, six months in prison.
According to the criminal complaint:
A deputy observed the defendant’s motorcycle traveling at 70 mph in a 25 mph zone after it left the R and R Club on Main Street. The motorcycle swerved and nearly struck a construction worker, who had to jump to a grass area off the roadway to avoid a collision.
The defendant accelerated from a red light and a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph ensued. The pursuit was terminated because of safety concerns, but the deputy was able to identify the defendant through a debit card he had used at the bar.
When deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department made contact with Beesley, they observed a strong odor of intoxicants, his speech was slurred and his eyes were red and glassy. The defendant refused to submit to field sobriety tests and to a chemical test of his breath.
Beesley, who made his initial appearance Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court, will have a preliminary hearing July 26 at 9 a.m.
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