Beaver Dam Man Sentenced For Eleventh Drunken Driving Offense

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for his eleventh drunken driving offense. Michael Clevenger pled no contest to one felony count of Operating While Intoxicated Tenth Offense or more. Beaver Dam police pulled over Clevenger’s vehicle in January for passing through a red light at Park and North University avenues. When officers approached the car, they noticed Clevenger’s eyes were glossy, bloodshot and half open. When speaking with police, prosecutors say Clevenger’s words were slurred. When asked to provide proof of insurance, he handed the officer an old traffic citation and a job application for Ho Chunk Casino. Clevenger consented to a field sobriety test but officers ended it when the suspect was unable to stand without support. The 59-year-old refused to take a preliminary breath test at the scene so a search warrant was issued and a blood draw was later taken. He has OWI offenses dating back to 1990 and with his most recent coming in 2011. In addition to prison, Clevenger will be placed on extended supervision for five years.