Waterford man charged with 4th drunk driving incident

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Jonathan Bowe drunk driving

A 43-year-old Waterford man was charged with drunk driving, fourth offense, after his arrest on Friday.

Jonathan C. Bowe faces a $10,000 fine and six years in prison if he’s convicted.

According to the criminal complaint:

Bowe’s vehicle was stopped by an officer with the Waterford Police Department 10:51 p.m. Friday at South 1st Street and St. Thomas St. in Waterford because of a suspended driver’s license. He told the officer he didn’t have insurance because he couldn’t afford it, and when asked if he had been drinking, responded, “I shouldn’t be driving, I’ve had too much to drink.”

The defendant was unable to successfully perform field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .202.

Because of Bowe’s three previous drunken driving convictions (1996, 2006, 2015), he is restricted to a BAC of .02. Bowe also has previous convictions for fleeing/eluding an officer and possession of marijuana.

He will be back in Racine County Circuit Court March 22 for a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m.