JEFFERSON — A 61-year-old Lake Mills man has been charged with his eighth offense of operating while intoxicated after being arrested Dec. 5, 2020 in the parking lot of the America’s Best Value Inn in Lake Mills, where he was staying.
According to a criminal complaint on file at the Jefferson County Clerk of Courts Office, Allen D. Olson is facing the charge, along with one count of operating a motor vehicle while his driver’s license was revoked.
The complaint stated that Olson had been visiting family in Lake Mills Dec. 5 when one of his family members noticed he was intoxicated and called area law enforcement to inform them that Olson had just driven away from their home in a blue pickup truck.
Police caught up with Olson as he was exiting the vehicle at the motel and he was interviewed and given field sobriety tests, which he failed. A preliminary breath test indicated he had a Blood Alcohol Content of .19. The legal limit is .08. He was also found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Olson is free on a $5,000 signature bond, with conditions he have no possession or ingestion of alcohol; no presence in bars, taverns or liquor stores and he is not to drive a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Olson is also to report and comply with the state alcohol monitoring program as administered by Wisconsin Community Services.
A status conference for Olson is scheduled in Jefferson County Circuit Court Feb. 4 at 10 a.m.
If he is convicted on the charge of operating while intoxicated as an eighth offense, Olson could face up to a fine of $25,000 and be imprisoned up to 12-and-a-half years. If he is convicted on the charge of operating a motor vehicle while his license was revoked, he could be fined $2,500, or imprisoned in the county jail for up to one year.