Three people with multiple drunken-driving convictions were charged with new operating-while-intoxicated offenses this week.
Foist Dile, 56, of Bristol, was charged with operating while intoxicated-fifth offense, along with operating while intoxicated causing injury and resisting arrest.
Dile is alleged to have crashed into a vehicle after running a red light at the intersection of Highway 50 and Pershing Boulevard in Kenosha at about 10 a.m. Saturday. A woman driving the vehicle he struck was injured in the crash.
According to the criminal complaint filed Monday, another driver was following Dile’s red pickup truck east on 75th and had already called 911 to report the truck was weaving when the crash occurred.
The complaint states that when police arrived, Dile’s speech was slurred, his eyes were red and glassy and he smelled of intoxicants.
He is alleged to have attempted to kick officers taking him into custody. Results of a blood test to check his blood-alcohol content were not yet available.
He has four previous OWI convictions, the most recent in March 2018.
Edward Britton, 57, of Spring Grove, Ill, was charged Tuesday with operating while intoxicated-fifth offense, along with resisting police-failure to stop and operating with a revoked license.
According to the criminal complaint, a Twin Lakes police officer attempted to stop a van driven by Britton on Monday at 6:25 p.m. after seeing the vehicle cross the center line.
The driver did not stop, making several turns and speeding while officers deployed stop sticks in the roadway. He was eventually stopped near the 500 block of Gatewood Drive. Police found an open bottle of whisky in the vehicle.
Britton was most recently convicted of OWI on Sept. 12, 2019.
Jason Conforti, 44, of Pleasant Prairie, was charged Monday with operating while intoxicated-fourth offense and operating with a revoked license.
A Pleasant Prairie Police officer stopped Conforti after seeing his vehicle cross the center line and nearly hit a curb on 39th Avenue at 2:47 a.m. Saturday.
According to the complaint, Conforti failed a field sobriety test.