Cash Bond Set At $25K Fox Lake Man Charged With Tenth OWI

(Trenton) Cash bond was set at $25,000 Tuesday for a Fox Lake man charged with his 10th OWI offense. The charge against Daniel Kraft stems from a New Year’s Day incident. According to the criminal complaint, a sheriff’s deputy responded to a vehicle runoff in the Town of Trenton near the intersection of County Road A and Point Road just after 7:30pm. When he arrived, the deputy reportedly noticed that Kraft had very slurred speech as well as glassy and bloodshot eyes. Kraft allegedly told law enforcement that he was not the driver but two witnesses advised otherwise. The witnesses reportedly said that Kraft veered off the road on County A and into the ditch after he cut them off. When asked how much he had to drink, Kraft allegedly said (quote) “a lot” but that it did not matter because he was not driving. He also reportedly refused Field Sobriety Testing. Kraft has nine OWI convictions between 1991 and 2003. If convicted, the 57-year-old faces up to 15 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 13th.