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Lakewood man charged with fifth DUI in last decade

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:10 am |
February 1, 2013 9:10 am

A Lakewood man convicted of at least four DUIs in the last decade has been charged with felony DUI, driving on a suspended license and failure to have an ignition in interlock.

Juan Solis, 37, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday and was ordered jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Pierce County prosecutors say his last DUI conviction was in April 2008. It was not immediately known how much, if any, time he served in prison.

A sheriff’s deputy arrested Solis just before noon Wednesday after spotting his Chevy Tahoe speeding away from a recycling center at 107th and Croft streets. Solis was speeding, didn’t use a turn signal and failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, court records show.

Solis admitted to drinking and getting behind the wheel but told the deputy it was “one beer, but it was in the morning,” according to charging papers.

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