Motorist Arrested Near Beaver Dam For Eighth Drunk Driving Offense

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $20-thousand dollars for a Milwaukee man arrested Sunday in the Town of Beaver Dam for his eighth drunken driving offense. Michael Lengling was in court Monday for his initial appearance on one felony charge of Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration Eighth Offense as well as misdemeanor Operating While Revoked. According to the criminal complaint, police conducted a routine traffic stop after spotting Lengling speeding on Kellom Road. When approaching the vehicle, the officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the 57-year-old and an open 12-pack of beer on the passenger floorboard. He allegedly blew a point-zero-five-five (.055) during a preliminary breath test. He was still on supervision from his most recent OWI and the threshold for driving with alcohol in his system is point-zero-two, not point-zero-eight.  Lengling has OWI offenses dating back to 1990 with his most recent coming in 2015. If convicted, Lengling faces up to 14-and-a-half years in prison. A judge will decide next month if there is enough evidence to order a trial.