Prosecutors filed a felony drunken driving charge last week against a 25-year-old Minnetonka man who’s been involved in three prior drunken driving incidents.
Christopher Ryan Arkwright came to officers’ attention when police saw him go through an intersection without coming to a complete stop April 8, Officer Renee Meuwissen wrote in charging documents filed April 11.
The officer sounded his air horn several times before Arkwright stopped, according to the court documents. Arkwright told the officer he’d had “a few” drinks. A portable breath test showed an alcohol concentration of .23 percent, nearly three times the legal limit of .08 percent.
Officers arrested Arkwright and found a half bottle of Captain Morgan in a plastic bag on the car’s passenger seat.
Arkwright was convicted of driving under the influence in Nebraska in 2007 and 2010. He also has an administrative license withdrawal in Iowa from an alleged drunken driving offense.
Arkwright has been charged with first-degree driving while impaired. If convicted, he could be sentenced to three to seven years in prison and fined $4,200 to $14,000.
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