Probable Cause For Trial Found Against Juneau Man Facing 8th OWI Charge

(Beaver Dam) A Juneau man arrested last week for his 8th OWI offense is heading to trial. Probable cause was found Thursday against Wesley Gayan who was pulled over by authorities the morning of December 16th on Highway 33 in the town of Oak Grove for a busted headlamp. Dispatch informed the deputy that Gayan and his passenger had prior run-ins with law enforcement for drug possession. While searching the passenger’s belongings, authorities reportedly found several pieces of crack-cocaine. The 53-year-old Beaver Dam woman was arrested and is facing a felony charge of Possession of Cocaine. While deputies were speaking with Gayan, they believed he was impaired from recent drug use due to his (quote) “distinct cotton mouth.” Gayan allegedly said it was caused by the sugar from his grape soda. According to the criminal complaint, Gayan struggled through field sobriety tests and was arrested. A preliminary breath test did return a reading of zero-point-zero (0.0). However, a drug recognition expert evaluated Gayan and reportedly determined that he was under the influence of stimulants and narcotic analgesics. Gayan has seven prior OWI convictions with the earliest in 1990 and the most recent in 2006. If convicted, the 51-year-old faces no more than 12-and-a-half years in prison. Gayan will be arraigned on February 19.