Police Bust Hopkins Man for Fourth DWI
Robert Lee Brott is also accused of lying about his identity.
A Hopkins man who already has three drunken driving convictions on his record is facing a fourth charge.
Robert Lee Brott, 50, came to officers’ attention June 2 when police saw a vehicle driving fast with its high beams on, Detective Renee Meuwissen wrote in charging documents filed Thursday.
When officers stopped the vehicle, the driver, who had no license, provided a name and date of birth from a person in Colorado who turned out not to be the driver.
He later admitted he did not have a driver’s license and said he was driving with his high beams on because he had a headlight out, according to the charging documents.
After failed sobriety tests by the driver, whose identity was then still unknown, police administered a portable breath test that showed he was over the legal limit.
When police arrested the man, he admitted he lied about his name and that he was, in fact, Brott.
A subsequent alcohol test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .10, over the legal limit of .08.
Brott has been charged with two counts of first-degree driving while impaired, which carries a sentence of three to seven years in prison and/or a $4,200 to $14,000 fine.
He’s also been charged with providing false information to police, a gross misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $3,000 fine.
Brott has three prior DWI convictions within the past 10 years in Colorado—two in July 2003 and one in May 2009.
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