Man faces felony impaired driving charge for fourth ticket in 10 years
WILLMAR -- A 32-year-old Elk River man made his first appearance Monday on two felony charges of driving while impaired for allegedly driving drunk and speeding early Sunday morning.
Cory Dale DeCathelineau also faces a gross misdemeanor charge for driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety and a petty misdemeanor for speeding. He appeared in Kandiyohi County District Court where unconditional bail was set at $20,000 with conditional bail allowed at $10,000. His next court date is March 23.
According to the complaint, the charges are the fourth time DeCathelineau has faced driving while impaired charges in the past 10 years. He was convicted in December 1999, January 2006 and April 2008.
The complaint states that a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy was on patrol around 12:20 a.m. Sunday in New London Township and observed a southbound vehicle speeding at 68 mph in the 55-mph zone. During a traffic stop, DeCathelineau exhibited signs of drinking alcohol and registered a 0.099 blood-alcohol level in a breath test. He denied drinking and allegedly said he had gargled with mouthwash while driving near New London. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and refused an Intoxilyzer test at the Law Enforcement Center.