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May 20, 2014 | 01:15 PMELKHORN — A 40-year-old man is accused of attending an April 25 court hearing with a blood alcohol level of 0.292.
Christopher L. Mangold of Lake Geneva faces a felony charge of bail jumping and a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.
If convicted of both counts, Mangold faces up to seven years imprisonment.
Mangold was arrested on March 30 after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase on Highway 50.
In that case, he has been charged with felony fleeing and misdemeanor resisting an officer. That felony charge carries a maximum penalty of six years imprisonment.
In that case, Mangold was also charged with misdemeanor damage to property. In two separate misdemeanor cases, Mangold faces charges of resisting an officer and criminal damage to property
According to the criminal complaint on the bail jumping charge:
A Walworth County Sheriff’s sergeant could smell alcohol on Mangold’s breath during the court hearing.
A preliminary breath test indicated that Mangold’s blood alcohol level was a 0.292. The legal limit to drive a vehicle is 0.08.
After the test, the sergeant placed Mangold in a squad vehicle to transport him to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center for a blood draw.
Mangold said he was surprised by the high results on the Breathalyzer, “I only had two drinks last night, I can’t believe this.”
At the jail, a Breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.260.
At the time of his arrest, Mangold was under court order not to consume alcohol.
According to the criminal complaint on the fleeing charge:
On March 30, at 3:52 p.m., police attempted to stop Mangold’s vehicle.
However, Mangold sped away on Highway 50 and police chased Mangold for about 8.6 miles.
Police deployed to stop sticks to stop Mangold’s vehicle, which damaged his tires.
However, Mangold continued to flee. Police eventually stopped Mangold’s vehicle by using the PIT maneuver. During the PIT maneuver, or precision immobilization technique, the front of a squad car gently strikes the rear-end of a fleeing vehicle, and the fleeing vehicle spins to its side.
After the vehicle stopped, police report that Mangold resisted arrest. To arrest Mangold, a police officer deployed his TASER.
On the floorboard of Mangold’s vehicle, police located a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka. As a result of the chase, the squad suffered damage and a guardrail was also damaged.