Police: Auburn man charged with DWI after previous conviction

An Auburn man is facing criminal charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated Friday morning with a previous conviction within the last 10 years, the Auburn Police Department said.

Joseph J. Wise III, 35, 339 Clark St., was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level greater than .08-percent. The APD said that around 2:30 a.m., Wise drove into the intersection of Clark Street and Aurelius Avenue. While driving on Clark Street, he moved onto Aurelius Avenue and failed to halt his vehicle at a stop sign in the process, police said.

An officer then pulled Wise over for a traffic stop. Wise failed several standard sobriety tests, police said, and was taken to the Auburn police station, where he gave a breath sample over the .08-percent BAC state legal limit. Wise had previously been convicted of DWI in 2010, the APD said.

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