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Man gets 3 years prison for driving drunk again PDF Print E-mail
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Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:29


    A 55-year-old Town of Port Washington man with a history of aggravated drunken driving convictions was sentenced last week to three years in prison for driving while intoxicated on New Year’s Day.
    Dean A. Rauch was also sentenced by Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Sandy Williams to two years of extended supervision and six months in jail after pleading guilty to one felony count of fourth-offense drunken driving and misdemeanor counts of driving after his license had been revoked and failing to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle.
    Rauch was arrested at about 3 p.m. Jan. 1 after a police officer saw him pull out of the Sai Mart gas station and convenience store at the corner of Wisconsin Street and Highway LL in Port Washington and into an oncoming lane of traffic.
    According to the criminal complaint, the officer said he could smell alcohol on Rauch’s breath. A preliminary breath test showed Rauch’s blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.
    Rauch’s drunken driving record dates to 1991, when he was convicted in Milwaukee County of causing injury and negligent homicide by intoxicated driving, the criminal complaint states. He was also convicted of drunken driving in 2007.
    On Feb. 19, 2014, Rauch was arrested in Saukville after police officers received a report of a man who appeared to be drunk getting into a minivan with a child in it and driving away.
    Officers who pulled Rauch over on Green Bay Avenue noticed a child who was about 4 years old in the front seat without a seat belt or a car seat. When asked why the child was not properly restrained, Rauch, who smelled of alcohol, said, “That’s a good question,” according to the criminal complaint.
    Four months later, Rauch pleaded guilty  to one felony count of third-offense drunken driving with a child in the vehicle. He was sentenced by Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Joseph Voiland to 18 months in prison and six months of extended supervision.
    Voiland also revoked his license for four years and ordered him have an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for four years.
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