2016-09-22 / Courts

Wiggs charged with drunk driving for 4th time


WIGGS WIGGS A 34-year-old Cedar man was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on a charge of felony drunken driving.

Christopher M. Wiggs, of 10901 S. Kasben, is currently free on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond.

Wiggs was pulled over for erratic driving at Lime Lake Road and M-22 in Cleveland Township at about 2:40 p.m. on Sept. 14, according to a court report.

Deputies had been on the lookout for Wiggs after a witness had called 9-1-1 to report he had been seen getting into a vehicle at a nearby golf course, the report said.

When he was pulled over, the deputy allegedly found an open bottle of whiskey in his vehicle, the report said.

An investigation found that Wiggs had a blood alcohol content of .3 percent, the report said.

Wiggs has previous drunken driving convictions from 2004 in Grand Traverse County, from 2006 in Shelby County, Texas, and from 2012 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Wiggs is requesting a court-appointed attorney. A probable cause conference has been set for Oct. 4 and a preliminary examination on the charges for Oct. 11.

Felony drunken driving is punishable by up to five years in prison and fines of up to $5,000.

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