Former Randolph man sentenced to prison for 7th OWI
JUNEAU — A 53-year-old inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Institution will spend additional time behind bars after being found guilty in a Dodge County courtroom Thursday of his seventh offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Gerald L. Miller Jr., formerly of Randolph, appeared before Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Sciascia, who dismissed but read into the record several other charges in the case.
Miller was given a 12-year prison sentence, with seven years of initial incarceration and five years of an extended sentence, to be served in addition to the time he is currently serving.
Miller was convicted of OWI in 1990, 1994, 1999, twice in 2005 and in 2014. He had a sentence imposed and stayed for the 2014 offense and was placed on probation for three years. He was incarcerated on that charge after his latest arrest.
According to the criminal complaint, Dodge County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a domestic incident on Highway F in the town of Fox Lake on Feb. 13 at 9 p.m.
While en route, they found Miller in a disabled vehicle on the side of the road on Highway F.
Miller told deputies that his wife had been driving and she had gotten stuck there, but then she went back to the house. He said he wasn’t aware of a domestic situation.
Miller’s wife told deputies that they had been in a physical altercation over a dog being removed from the house. The wife said he became upset when she had threatened to take the dog and car, and Miller had held her down on the couch. Miller’s wife said he had taken the vehicle from the residence even though she attempted to disable the vehicle by removing a fuse. She told police that Miller had been drinking a 12-pack of beer throughout the day.
Miller refused to perform field sobriety tests or a preliminary breathalyzer test. A warrant was issued for his blood and it was executed at the Waupun Memorial Hospital.