Felonies issued for alleged DWI on motorized bike

Published 5:37pm Thursday, August 2, 2012

A late-night bike ride has landed one Austin man in jail with two felony DWI charges.

Michael James Weis, 43, was arrested on Tuesday and charged Wednesday after police stopped him at about 2 a.m. According to the court complaint, Weis was riding a motorized bike with no lights and pulling a trailer when an officer watched him run a stop sign and allegedly ride on the wrong side of the road. The officer turned on his emergency lights, and Weis allegedly looked at the officer, turned down several streets and eventually stopped.

Weis allegedly failed several intoxication tests. He was arrested, and a test later revealed he had a blood alcohol content of .20, according to the complaint.

Weis’ record shows that he has a previous conviction for felony DWI from 2004 in Houston County, which lands felony charges in this case.

His next appearance is Aug. 16.

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