* Alexis Flores, 24, 221 Summit St. S.E., Sleepy Eye, was charged with two counts of felony first-degree DWI – 3 or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents within 10 years and driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety Monday. His bail was set at $50,000.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to 2201 N. Broadway at 8:38 p.m. May 16 for a domestic. Police learned Flores was involved and left the residence in a black, 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Police were initially unable to locate Flores but met with a witness in the Law Enforcement Center parking lot. Police went to Traulich Estates to try to locate Flores and observed a dark-colored car leave the area quickly.
Police stopped the suspect vehicle at 23rd North and Terrance Drive and noticed there were no license plates on the car but there was a temporary sticker in the rear window.
Police identified the car driver as Flores by his identification card and learned his license status was cancelled-inimical to public safety. Police asked him about a domestic between he and the witness. Flores said nothing happened between he and the witness, then said they had an argument over school work.
Police learned Flores had consumed alcohol that evening and that he was driving while intoxicated in the Sleepy Eye area. Flores blew a .13 on a preliminary breath test, given due to his cancelled IPS restriction.
Flores was transported to the Brown County Jail without incident. An Intoxilyzer breath test taken by Flores read .10.
A review of Flores’ criminal history showed an adjudication of guilt for DWI in Brown County on Sept. 13, 2013, third-degree DWI on April 24, 2017 and an impaired driving-related loss of license on July 11, 2019 in Hennepin County.
All three incidents are considered qualified, prior impaired driving incidents.