Randolph Man Gets Seven Years In Prison For Seventh OWI

(Fox Lake) A Randolph man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for his seventh drunken driving offense. Gerald Miller pled guilty to one felony count Operating While Intoxicated. Additional felony charges of Bail Jumping as well as misdemeanor Operating While Revoked, Resisting an Officer and Disorderly Conduct were dismissed but read into the record. As a Dodge County deputy was responding to a domestic incident in Fox Lake in February, he spotted the suspect parked alongside County Road F. While talking with Miller, the deputy said he noticed a strong odor of intoxicants and that is eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Miller’s wife told authorities that he had drank a 12 pack of beer prior to driving. The 53-year-old refused to take a preliminary breath test but a search warrant was issued and a blood draw was later taken. Miller has OWI offenses dating back to 1989 with his most recent coming in 2014. In addition to prison, Miller was placed on extended supervision for five years.