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Golden Valley man arrested on fourth DUI

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 17:48:30-05

A Golden Valley man has been accused of driving under the influence for the fourth time.

Cleo David Bethel, 67, was booked into jail Thursday on six felony counts of DUI and unlawful flight from law enforcement, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were responding to a domestic violence call involving Bethel when they learned that he had left and was home.

MCSO said deputies found Bethel driving 45mph in a 25mph zone and swerving in and out of his lane. Deputies followed him to his home where he had to be forcibly removed from his vehicle.

He allegedly fought deputies and refused to take a field sobriety test. He was detained and taken to the sheriff's office where his blood alcohol concentration was determined to be .139 percent, over the legal limit.

Police said a records check showed Bethel had been arrested for DUI three times previously and that his license was suspended.

He is also facing charges of assault, disorderly conduct, threatening and criminal damage related to the domestic violence incident. Police did not release specific details on that situation.