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Hampton man charged with DWI

A 53-year-old Hampton man was apparently almost home May 27 when a Dakota County Sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop that resulted in charges of driving while intoxicated.

The deputy noticed David Bouma "wandering all over the roadway," according to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office.

When the deputy turned on his emergency lights to make a traffic stop Bouma turned into a driveway and pulled up to a house. He and his passenger immediately got out of the vehicle.

According to the complaint, Bouma smelled "overwhelmingly" of alcohol and was swaying as he stood. He reported having five or six beers.

Bouma failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test. A breath test given at 11:24 at the Dakota County Jail indicated a blood alcohol content of .18.

Bouma was convicted of a DWI offense in February of 2009. If convicted this time on either of two gross misdemeanor DWI charges he could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $3,000.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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