APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man recently charged with his 11th drunken driving offense had a valid driver’s license at the time of his arrest.
Steven Johnson of Fond du Lac was arrested by police on New Year’s Day in Appleton.READ MORE: MN Skateboarder Completes Journey Across New Zealand To Combat Human Trafficking In His Native Vietnam
Police Sgt. David Lund said Thursday that despite 10 previous drunken-driving convictions, Johnson’s license was reinstated in July. It was revoked for three years after his 10th drunken-driving conviction in mid-2006.
Records show the 52-year-old’s nine prior charges happened between 1990 and 1997.READ MORE: Large Tech Conference, VeeCon, Underway In Minneapolis
Authorities say Johnson’s blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit when he was arrested Sunday night.
A new Wisconsin law that took effect Sunday increases the maximum sentence for a 10th or subsequent drunken driving offense by 2½ years to 10 years in prison.MORE NEWS: Man Fatally Shot On Downtown St. Paul LRT Platform; 2 Others Killed In Separate Shootings
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