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 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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