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OWI for No Headlights Driver

(Michigan City, IN) - Driving without headlights on resulted in a Michigan City man being arrested for drunk driving again. Brenton Williams, 33, is charged with Operating while Intoxicated.


According to court documents, an officer before 11 p.m. on March 22nd spotted a 2013 Chevy Malibu on Franklin Street near Southwood Drive traveling without its headlights on.


The officer turned around and went after the driver, who continued northbound without his headlights activated before pulling over in the area of Franklin St. and Coolspring Avenue.


A computer check of his driving history revealed his license was suspended, not helped by Williams allegedly having a blood alcohol level nearly two times the legal limit at the time.


Police said the OWI charge was elevated from a Misdemeanor to a Level 6 Felony due to Williams having a prior conviction for driving impaired.  An empty bottle of rum was located in the vehicle.

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