DWI on bicycle lands felony conviction

Published 6:18 am Friday, November 30, 2012

An Austin man is guilty of a felony DWI on a motorized bicycle.

Michael James Weis, 43, was arrested at about 2 a.m. July 31 and charged after a police officer followed him. According to the court complaint, Weis rode a motorized bike with no lights while pulling a trailer before an officer watched Weis run a stop sign and ride on the wrong side of the road. The officer turned on his emergency lights, and Weis allegedly looked at the officer and turned down several streets before stopping.

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

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Weis’ record shows that he has a conviction for felony DWI from 2004 in Houston County, which meant felony charges in this case. Weis pleaded guilty to one charge, and the other was dismissed. His sentencing is Feb. 7.