Waterville man charged for driving with BAC three times legal limit 15 Dec 11

A Waterville man faces misdemeanor charges after driving through downtown Waterville with a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.

On Nov. 22 a police officer on routine patrol noticed an oncoming vehicle swerving between the curb and center line. The officer’s radar indicated the vehicle was traveling 40 miles per hour in a 30 miles-per-hour zone.

The driver of the vehicle, Nicholas Dale Schwartz, 26, admitted he’d been drinking. After failing field sobriety tests, Schwartz provided a breath test sample which showed a blood alcohol content of .241. The legal limit for driving in Minnesota is .08.

Schwartz’s next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 3.