Hearing scheduled for Randolph man charged with 7th OWI
JUNEAU — A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a 53-year-old former Randolph man on charges of his seventh offense of drunken driving.
Gerald L. Miller Jr., who is an inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Institution, is charged with felony seventh offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, four counts of felony bail jumping charges, misdemeanor charges of his second offense of operating a motor vehicle while revoked and obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct, domestic abuse assessments.
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.
Miller was convicted of OWI in 1990, 1994, 1999, twice in 2005 and in 2014.
The plea and sentencing will be held on Sept. 27.