A Davenport man with five previous convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated was arrested on the same charge again late Sunday, according to court records.
Eric Bearbower, 33, of 2027 Jebens Ave., was pulled over at 11:38 p.m. Sunday after a Davenport police officer saw him run a stop sign in the 800 block of Marquette Street, according to the affidavit.
The officer noticed Bearbower had red eyes and smelled of alcohol, and the officer administered a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, which Bearbower failed, according to the affidavit.
Bearbower has been convicted of OWI five times, dating back to 1997, according to the affidavit.
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He was charged with third-offense OWI, the highest level of OWI in Iowa law, said Scott County Attorney Mike Walton. The charge is a Class D felony, punishable by a maximum of five years in prison upon conviction.
Bearbower also was charged with running a stop sign, driving without a driver’s license, making an improper lane change and failure to have a court-mandated locking device on the vehicle, which prevents the car ignition from starting unless the driver passes a breath test that checks for the presence of alcohol.