Beaver Dam Man Arraigned For 2015 OWI Injury Crash

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man accused of seriously injuring another motorist in a drunken driving crash entered a not guilty plea at arraignment. Raymond Cody is facing felony charges of Injury By Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle and fourth offense Operating While Intoxicated.  The 37-year-old allegedly had a blood alcohol level over twelve times the legal limit for driving at point-two-five (.25). The legal limit for most drivers is point-zero-eight (.08) but because Cody had three previous OWI’s his minimum threshold is point-zero-two (.02). Prosecutors say he refused to submit to a blood test and a search warrant was required. The accident happened in January of 2015 on Highway G in the Town of Westford.  Cody was driving a southbound Ford truck and he collided head-on with an 18-year-old Beaver Dam man driving a northbound car.  The victim was flown to UW Hospital in Madison with life threatening injuries while Cody, and a passenger in the 18-year-old’s vehicle, were both taken to the Beaver Dam hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The charges carry a combined maximum of 43 years in prison.