A Lakewood man convicted of at least four drunken driving charges in the last decade has been charged with felony DUI, driving on a suspended license and failure to have his vehicle’s ignition in interlock.
Juan Solis, 37, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday and was ordered jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Solis’ last DUI conviction was in April 2008, according to Pierce County prosecutors. It was not immediately known how much, if any, time he served in prison.
A sheriff’s deputy arrested Solis just before noon Wednesday after spotting his Chevrolet Tahoe speeding away from a recycling center at 107th and Croft streets. Solis was speeding, didn’t use a turn signal and failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, court records show.
Solis admitted to drinking and getting behind the wheel but told the deputy it was “one beer, but it was in the morning,” according to charging papers.stacia.glenn@ thenewstribune.com