Windorff Gets Jail Time

2/29/12 – A Beaver Dam man will spend 30 days in jail for injuring himself and a passenger in a drunken boating accident. 47-year-old James Windorff plead to one misdemeanor count of Operating A Boat While Intoxicated, Causing Injury and he had another misdemeanor dismissed but read into the record. Authorities responded to an area north of McKinley Beach Road in the Town of Beaver Dam last September. According to the criminal complaint, a boat with four passengers was operating at a high rate of speed in the dense fog when it crashed into the shoreline near the Wisconsin & Southern railroad trestle. Windorff and a 38-year-old Beaver Dam woman were ejected and sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries. An open bottle of beer was found near the driver seat and Windorff had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit for driving at point-one-five-four (0.154). In addition to a month in jail with Huber privileges, was also placed on probation for one year.