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Belleville man faces charges on 4th DWI
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MONROE - A Belleville man was charged last Thursday with his fourth drunk-driving offense.

Harry L. Bohms, 71, was charged with fourth-offense driving while intoxicated, a Class H felony, after an incident on March 22 in the 100 block of West School Street.

According to Bohms' criminal complaint, Bohms was involved in a hit-and-run collision, when a woman reported that a vehicle had struck hers before driving away.

When police arrived at the woman's home for questioning, Bohms, who is acquainted with the woman, was outside in his vehicle. He told police that he had struck the woman's vehicle and was at her residence to discuss it.

According to the complaint, the officer smelled alcohol on Bohms' breath. Bohms initially denied having been drinking, but then admitted to having two shots several hours before.

A breathalyzer test found a preliminary blood alcohol level of .112, and Bohms was arrested.

Bohms' second and third drunk-driving offenses occurred in August 2005. His first occurred in January 1990.

Bohms' preliminary hearing will take place April 18. His maximum possible sentence is three years in prison.