Randolph Man Will Head To Trial For Seventh Drunken Driving Offense

(Fox Lake) A Randolph man arrested last week for his seventh drunken driving offense will head to trial. Gerald Miller has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on felony charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Bail Jumping as well as misdemeanor Operating While Revoked, Resisting an Officer and Disorderly Conduct. As a Dodge County deputy was responding to a domestic incident in Fox Lake, 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 reportedly told authorities that he had drank a 12 pack of beer prior to driving. The 53-year-old allegedly 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. If convicted on all charges, Miller faces a combined maximum of over 38 years behind bars. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for April 4.