OWI Injuries Earn BD Man 8 Years In Prison

10/28/11 – A 27-year-old Beaver Dam man is going to prison for eight years after failing to live up to terms of his probation in a drunken driving injury case. Fond du Lac County Judge Peter Grimm revoked Brandon Smith’s probation Wednesday and sentenced him to five years in prison and five years of extended supervision on a charge of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. Smith was originally placed on probation for a February 2007 drunk driving rollover accident on Highway 151 in the Town of Oakfield that led to injuries for himself and his 22-year-old passenger, Jonathan Spencer of Fond du Lac. In August, Smith was driving drunk again when he hit another car, this time on Highway 33 in the Town of Beaver Dam. Five people suffered injuries in that accident. Smith pleaded “no contest” Thursday to four felony charges in Dodge County court. Judge Steven Bauer sentenced Smith to three years in prison and three years of extended supervision to run after the Fond du Lac County case.