MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man already charged with drunken driving now faces a second charge after he allegedly drove himself to his court appearance while intoxicated.
A Wisconsin State Journal report says 50-year-old Russell Lambert of Windsor appeared in Dane County court Friday. Madison police say a bailiff smelled alcohol on his breath and administered a breath test.
Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the testing device registered a high blood-alcohol contact, and subsequent tests confirmed a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 percent. That’s 3.5 times the legal limit.
DeSpain said Lambert told investigators he drove himself to court. Police are now recommending a second drunken-driving charge.
According to online court records, Lambert pleaded not guilty to the first charge. The court records didn’t list a defense attorney Saturday.
Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj