(Rubicon) A Neshkoro man is facing his Ninth OWI Offense after getting stopped by a Dodge County sheriff’s deputy earlier this month. Cash bond was set at $15-thousand-dollars during Brandon Matke’s initial court appearance.
A deputy observed a vehicle traveling north on County Road P in the town of Rubicon stop where there was no stop sign or impediments in the roadway. The deputy watched as the vehicle backed into an intersection and then continued northbound.
A traffic stop was conducted, and Matke was reportedly identified as the driver. His eyes were allegedly “bloodshot and glassy” and his speech was slurred. When asked if he had anything to drink that night Matke admitted to having “two beers,” according to the complaint.
A preliminary breath test reportedly returned a reading of point-two-zero-eight (.208). Matke has prior OWI convictions dating back to 1999 to as recent as 2011. If convicted, the 45-year-old faces up to 12-and-a-half years in prison.