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Lomira man appears in court on 5th OWI charge

January 15, 2019

JUNEAU — A 38-year-old Lomira man made his initial appearance in Dodge County Circuit Court Monday on charges of his fifth offense of drunken driving.

Timothy Grulke also was charged with felony bail jumping. He could face up to 16 years in prison and a $35,000 fine if convicted of both charges.

Grulke appeared before Court Commissioner Steven Seim and was placed on a $20,000 cash bond. He must maintain absolute sobriety and may not go on the premises of any establishment whose primary business activity is the sale of alcohol. He may not operate a motor vehicle without the permission of the court.

According to the criminal complaint, Mayville Police responded to the West Main Street municipal parking lot on Saturday at 4 a.m. and saw a man slumped over the center console of a car that was parked but running in the lot.

According to the criminal complaint, it took the officer several minutes to wake Grulke. Grulke rolled his car’s window down a few inches, and the officer could smell alcohol.

Grulke allegedly said that he was not attempting to leave the parking lot or drive anywhere and had the vehicle on because it was cold outside. Grulke submitted to a preliminary breathalyzer test, which registered a .154 blood-alcohol content.

Grulke was out on bond on a felony battery case which had a restriction that he not commit any new crimes.

Grulke was previously convicted of OWI in 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010.

A preliminary hearing for Grulke is scheduled on Jan. 24.

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