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Apparently a man from Snohomish County hasn't learned his lesson; he had recently served three years for felony DUI, and was arrested again last week outside Waterville, after allegedly causing a wreck and fleeing from police while intoxicated.

Last Monday, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested 46-year-old John Clifton Mower Jr., of Baring on Monday north of Waterville, after he allegedly fled from a Highway 2 traffic stop west of Wenatchee in a red Hyundai, and refused to stop for state troopers while traveling east through the city.

Police say Mower then crashed north of Waterville, walked away from the accident scene into a wheat field, and had to be overpowered with a Taser. He was allegedly impaired at the time of his arrest.

A week later, he's still being held in the Chelan County Jail, charged in Douglas County with felony DUI, eluding police, and driving with a suspended license, among other charges.

Back in 2019, Mower pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence, after a record of previous DUI convictions in Snohomish, Skagit and Kittitas counties. Chelan County Superior Court Judge Robert Jourdan sentenced him in that case to 63 months in prison.

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