Cash Bond Set At $20K For Beaver Dam Man Charged With Ninth OWI Offense

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $20,000 Monday for a Beaver Dam charged with his ninth OWI offense. Gregory Rasnick is also facing a felony charge of Bail Jumping stemming from the May 29th incident. Around 7:40pm, police were notified by the BP gas station on Madison Street that a highly intoxicated person just visited and was driving away. According to the criminal complaint, authorities located the suspected vehicle in the parking lot of the Madison Street Kwik Trip. When police were questioning Rasnick, he reportedly had blood shot eyes, was slurring his speech and smelled heavily of intoxicants. The 57-year-old allegedly admitted to drinking eight beers prior to driving that night. Rasnick refused all standardized field sobriety testing and preliminary breath tests. Due to his eight prior convictions, dating back to 1991 with the most recent in 2007, Rasnick had a reduced blood alcohol concentration limit of point-zero-two (.02). If convicted, Rasnick faces no more than 18-and-a-half years in prison. A judge will decide next week if there is enough evidence to order a trial.