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Rosemount man faces sixth DUI

A 45-year-old Rosemount man with five prior DUI convictions faces another charge after a Rosemount police officer saw him riding erratically on a motorcycle Aug. 26.

According to a complaint filed Aug. 28 in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Lawrence John Lockhart was drifting across the lane and at one point entirely over the center line on 145th Street around 1:20 a.m. The officer stopped to talk with Lockhart after he pulled into a driveway.

According to the complaint, Lockhart told the officer he had participated in a benefit motorcycle ride earlier in the day. The officer smelled alcohol, and Lockhart failed multiple field sobriety tests.

A preliminary breath test indicated a blood alcohol content of .201, more than twice the legal limit for driving. A formal breath test conducted at 3 a.m. indicated a blood alcohol content of .17.

Lockhart has five prior DUIs and a 2004 conviction for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

If convicted on either of two felony first degree driving while impaired charges Lockhart could face up to seven years in jail and up to $14,000 in fines.