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Waukesha Man Busted in Fox Point with Twice the Legal Alcohol Limit

He's now facing up to six months in prison and $1,100 in fines if convicted of his second OWI. He told police he'd only had four or five beers, but those were enough to help him fail his field sobriety tests.

A 33-year-old Waukesha man is facing his second round of drunk driving charges after he was caught traveling through Fox Point. 

Jason E. Des Jardins was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Friday with one count of second offense operating while intoxicated and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration. If convicted, he faces up to six months in prison and $1,100 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On May 22, a was on patrol in the 7900 block of North Port Washington Road when he saw Des Jardins travelling southbound. The officer discovered Des Jardins had a suspended drivers license and pulled him over.

Des Jardins smelled of alcohol and told the officer he drank four or five beers before driving. He failed field sobriety tests and a Breathalyzer test revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.13.

He was taken in for a blood test, which revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.174, which is more than twice the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.

Des Jardins was previously convicted of OWI in 2004. He will make his initial appearance in court June 26.  

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