A Janesville man faces felony charges after being arrested for his fifth DWI charge in the past seven years.
Brent Charles Brady, 29, of Janesville, was arrested on Jan. 26 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, refusing to submit to a chemical test and driving after his license had been cancelled.
According to the criminal complaint, a Janesville police officer received a call about suspicious activity involving Brady’s vehicle on West Elysian Lake Road.
The police officer reportedly saw Brady’s Ford pickup truck pull out of a driveway on West Elysian Lake Road and begin to travel west at a very slow speed. According to the complaint, the officer ran Brady’s license plates and discovered that his driver’s license had been cancelled.
The officer pulled Brady over after seeing him cross the centerline and fail to use his turn signals, according to the complaint.
Brady was unable to perform routine field sobriety tests and blew 0.154 percent blood alcohol content on the preliminary breath test, nearly twice the legal limit of .08, according to the complaint.
The police report stated that Brady refused to submit to a breath test at the Waseca County Jail later that evening which is a felony.
Brady faces up to 14 years in prison and a $28,000 fine for the DWI charge and refusing to submit to ta chemical test which are both felonies. He also faces one year in prison and a $3,000 fine for driving after his license had been cancelled. Sentences are based on several factors, including a defendant’s criminal record.
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