OWI Suspect Proceeding To Trial

6/10/11 – A 52-year-old Beaver Dam man charged with seventh offense OWI will proceed to trial after waiving his waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday. Jay Zeman allegedly showed up drunk to a meeting with his parole officer last month. The criminal complaint says Zeman told authorities that he had three drinks while visiting his father’s house in Madison before driving back to Beaver Dam for the meeting. The parole officer noticed he smelled like alcohol and gave him a breathalyzer test that recorded a .09, which is just over the limit of .08. If convicted Zeman faces up to 10 years in prison. Zeman’s drunken driving convictions date back to 1989 with the most recent coming in 2006. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for next month