EM man faces 5th DUI charge


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 8:44 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
An East Moline man, who police said was so intoxicated when arrested he was turned away from the Rock Island County Jail, faces his fifth driving under the influence of alcohol charge.

Kenneth Dewayne Sinclair Jr., 45, also faces a felony count of driving on a revoked license.

He was stopped by police shortly before 5 p.m. on July 1 while driving west on 46th Avenue in Rock Island because his "vehicle was swerving all over the road," Rock Island Police Detective Leo Hoogerwerf testified during a preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

Mr. Sinclair, who smelled strongly of alcohol and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, told the officer who stopped him that he drank four beers earlier that day, Detective Hoogerwerf testified.

A field sobriety test showed Mr. Sinclair's blood alcohol to be .432 -- almost five-and-a-half times the legal limit of .08, records state.

Detective Hoogerwerf said the county jail would not accept Mr. Sinclair because of his high level of intoxication so he was transported to a nearby hospital.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Sinclair's driver's license was revoked because of four previous DUI convictions, the detective said.

Mr. Sinclair remained in the Rock Island County Jail on Tuesday night on a $35,000 bond and awaits a March 1 pretrial conference.





















 



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