Milwaukee Man Proceeding To Trial For Eighth OWI

(Beaver Dam) A Milwaukee who was arrested in the Town of Beaver Dam for his eighth drunken driving offense is heading to trial. Michael Lengling has waived his right to a preliminary hearing 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 two weeks ago. 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. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for February 20.