A 46-year-old Waterloo man is facing felony drunk driving charges after he was caught going to Kwik Trip in Waukesha to buy Sparks while he was drunk.
Larry E. Sault was charged in on Monday with one count of fifth offense operating while intoxicated and one count of operating a motor vehicle after revocation of his license. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison and $12,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 8:45 p.m. Friday, were called to Kwik Trip after an employee saw Sault come in drunk and buy a four-pack of Sparks and leave in a pickup truck. The truck was tracked back to a residence in the 1300 block of Ellis Street, where Sault was still sitting inside when police arrived.
When an officer asked his name, Sault gave a blank stare. When he asked for his driver’s license, Sault responded he didn’t have one and shouldn’t have been driving, but had gone to the gas station to pick up dinner.
Sault smelled of alcohol and told the officer he took three or four Vicodin earlier in the day. He failed field sobriety test and had blood alcohol level of 0.251 percent, which is more than 12 times the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin for repeat drunk drivers.
He was previously convicted of drunk driving in 1991, 2002, 2004 and 2011. He’s currently free on $2,500 bond while awaiting trial.