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DUI with kids in car: Man tested at 3 times legal limit for driving, Havasu police say

March 3, 2019

A Lake Havasu City man was arrested on a felony DUI charges after police say he was driving with a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit.

Havasu police say James Riggenbach, 33, was pulled over on the night of Feb. 26 in the 2400 block of Havasupai Blvd. Police say he was driving on a suspended license from a previous DUI charge, and there were two children, ages 6 and 8, in the vehicle with him.

A test of Riggenbach’s breath revealed blood alcohol content results of .241 and .234. The legal limit for driving in Arizona is .08.

After conducting field sobriety tests, police found an empty beer can under his front passenger seat and a cup containing an orange liquid and smelling of a “spiritous liquor,” according to the police report.

He allegedly admitted to police that he had been drinking Coors Light and Monster Energy Drink with vodka. Riggenbach was booked into Lake Havasu City Jail. He faces two felony charges of aggravated DUI, a misdemeanor charge for an open container, and a misdemeanor failure to comply charge related to his previous DUI conviction.