Sequim man facing fourth DUI charge in under 10 years

PORT ANGELES — A 26-year-old Sequim man appeared in Clallam County Superior Court on Monday for what would be his fourth charge of driving under the influence in less than 10 years.

Jeremiah Allen Joyce was ordered held in the Clallam County jail on $10,000 bail and if he is released will be required to wear a bracelet that monitors his alcohol consumption.

Joyce has been convicted of driving under the influence three times within the past 10 years.

He has convictions from 2011, 2013 and 2017, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

He was booked into jail for investigation of felony DUI and second-degree driving with a suspended license.

Port Angeles police arrested Joyce early Saturday morning after Officer Tyler Mueller saw a truck pulling onto Front Street in downtown Port Angeles.

The truck was revving its engine as it inched forward toward the street, Mueller wrote in his report.

When Mueller approached the driver’s side window, he could smell alcohol and saw what appeared to be clear liquor in a cup holder.

“Joyce stated he wasn’t driving and the truck did not belong to him” Mueller wrote. Joyce told Mueller he had been using the truck to listen to music.

Joyce repeatedly told Mueller that he wasn’t driving the truck. His passenger told police Joyce was going to give her a ride home and that Joyce “freaked out” when he saw Mueller approaching.

Charges are expected to be filed at 1 p.m. Wednesday.


Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at jmajor@peninsula