Cash Bond Set At $25K For Beaver Dam Man Charged With Ninth OWI Offense

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $25,000 for a Beaver Dam man charged with his ninth Operating While Intoxicated offense. David Stroede made his initial appearance in court Monday on charges stemming from the January 3rd incident. Just after 8pm, a Beaver Dam police officer followed Stroede’s vehicle and reportedly observed an improper stop violation near North Center Street. According to the criminal complaint, when the officer made contact with the driver they noticed his eyes were bloodshot and detected a strong odor of intoxicants on his breath. When asked if he had been drinking earlier, Stroede allegedly said he had only one 12 ounce beer. Stroede denied drinking any other alcoholic beverage.  A preliminary breath test reportedly returned a reading of point-zero-five-three (.053). Stroede has OWI offenses dating back to 1992 and as recent as 2008. If convicted, the 62-year-old faces no more than 12-and-a-half years in prison. A judge will decide next week if there is enough evidence to order a trial.