A man who was arrested four months ago for felony drunk driving has once again been charged with felony DUI. This time he has been arrested in Lakeville.
22-year-old Elliot Alexander Williams has been charged with first-degree DWI. If convicted, he faces up to 7 years in prison and $14,000 in fines. The minimum sentence is $4,200 in fines and three years in prison.
Williams has also been charged with a misdemeanor of fleeing police, which warrants a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail.
In the criminal complaint, it states that police were at the Valley Lake Park parking lot entrance on November 3 when they saw a car speed out of the lot. The driver did not use his right turn signal and then ran a stop sign. When stopped by police, the driver, identified as Williams, slammed on his brakes, exited the car, and fled on foot. Officers found Williams hiding on the roof of a townhouse garage.
When taken into custody, the police noted the smell of alcohol on Williams and said he had bloodshot eyes that were watery. His preliminary breath test revealed that he had a legal blood alcohol limit over .08 percent.
According to the complaint, Williams admitted to police that he was going to be in “big trouble” because he was currently out on bond for another felony DUI charge. He was also driving without the ignition interlock device that he was required to have.
Williams’ previous criminal offenses include four DUI-related convictions within 5 years.
Williams is scheduled for an omnibus hearing in this case on February 4, 2013 in Dakota County District Court.