Man with prior felony DWI conviction charged again

A Coon Rapids man with a prior felony drunk driving conviction has been charged in Anoka County District Court with two more felony DWI counts.

Bobby Lee Hamm, 45, is scheduled to go on trial March 3, 2014 on the charges. He remains free on bail.

The night of April 20, a police officer on patrol on Coon Rapids Boulevard saw a red truck driving in the right lane traveling eastbound, then it swerved with both driver’s side tires crossing the white line before swerving back to enter the left lane, according to the complaint.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Hamm, who allegedly had bloodshot, watery eyes and his speech was slurred.

Hamm failed field sobriety tests, then blew a .109 on the preliminary breath test after first refusing to give a long, solid breath, the complaint alleges.

After being read the implied consent advisory, he refused to submit to the breath test, which was the basis for one of the charges.

Hamm was previously convicted of felony DWI in Anoka County District Court Feb. 7, 2011.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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