Man arrested for drunken driving following crash into a trailer behind parked truck

Drunk driving

Responding to a report of a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, in the 3800 block of Sheridan Road, Mount Pleasant Police officers discovered a vehicle with extensive front-end damage that had crashed into the rear of a parked trailer. The trailer was attached to an unoccupied truck.

An MPPD officer made contact with the driver, Timothy M. Boehme, 64, of Racine. The officer noted a strong smell of alcohol from the defendant, as well as noticing that his “eye were glassy.”

“The defendant immediately began apologizing and stated that he had too much to drink,” according to a filing from the Racine County District Attorney’s office. The defendant also had trouble standing up.

According to reports, Boehme told police that he had consumed vodka and beer. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests, and allegedly showed signs of impairment on six of the six tests. Officers were forced to stop the tests “as the defendant could not maintain his balance.

The defendant was taken into custody and transported to the hospital, where he agreed to blood tests. A blood sample was sent to a state lab for testing.

Boehme will appear in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated—fifth or sixth charge.

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