A 57-year-old Prairie du Chien man was charged on Jan. 12 in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fifth offense).
Charles W. Humbert faces up to a $25,000 fine and 10 years in prison if convicted.
According to the criminal complaint, a person called the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department to report that a man driving a Jeep Cherokee pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store in Prairie du Chien and struck a traffic barrier in front of the building. The caller said the man stumbled into the store, the complaint said.
The caller then informed dispatch that the man had gotten back into his vehicle and was driving south in an alley. A deputy then began following the vehicle. The license plate lamps were not working on the vehicle, and the vehicle swerved back and forth, according to the complaint.
The vehicle came to a stop behind the man’s residence in Prairie du Chien.