A 55-year-old Racine man is facing felony drunk driving charges after he allegedly ran a red light in Caledonia Wednesday night.
Thomas Santiago was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of fifth offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 9:56 p.m. Wednesday, a Caledonia police officer was on patrol when he spotted Santiago going westbound on Highway 38 and run a red light. The officer then began to follow Santiago and saw him cut off another car while going through a roundabout.
The officer pulled Santiago over who smelled of alcohol and was fidgety. He said he was on his way home from a place in Kenosha.
Santiago was previously convicted of driving under the influence in 1990, 1995, 1997 and 1998.
He’s currently being held in Racine County Jail on $3,000 bail.