A 38-year-old man who lives with his parents in the Village of Calumet Grove man has been sentenced to jail time in a golf cart DUI.
It was the fifth drunk driving charge for Chad Basford who is now serving a maximum of 210 days in the Sumter County Detention Center. He will also lose his driver’s license for 10 years.
He pleaded no contest Aug. 29 to a charge of driving under the influence. His attorney, Cary Rada, negotiated a deal in which a charge of refusal to submit to testing was dropped.
Basford had been arrested in April after he was found unresponsive in a golf cart near the intersection of El Camino Real and Enrique Drive. The headlights and taillights of the golf cart were still activated. After a deputy woke up Basford, he admitted that he had consumed six Yuengling beers and a shot of whiskey at Gator’s Dockside in Spanish Springs, an arrest report indicated.
He failed field sobriety exercises. He refused to provide a breath sample and said he wanted a lawyer.
Basford has four previous DUI convictions. They were in 1995, 2010, 2013 and 2014. You can read about his 2014 arrest HERE. As a result of that arrest, he was sentenced to one year’s probation and his driver’s license was suspended for six months.