Four people were convicted, and a fifth person was arrested, on repeated-offense drunk driving charges in Grant County Circuit Court recently.
Brock Lane Broshous, 48, East Dubuque, was sentenced Nov. 5 to 3½ years in prison and 4½ years extended supervision on seventh-, eighth- or ninth-offense operating while intoxicated.
Broshous, who was arrested Jan. 26, also had his driver’s license revoked for three years and had a two-year ignition interlock requirement. Broshous was also fined $4,841.
Tyler D. Griffin, 30, Cuba City, was sentenced to six months jail after he pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to fourth-offense drunk driving within a five-year period. Griffin was fined $1,859 and received a two-year driver’s license suspension and a two-year ignition interlock requirement. A charge of fifth- or sixth-offense drunk driving was dismissed.
Griffin was arrested Feb. 24, according to court records.
Jerry Thomas Richards, 47, Dover, Tenn., was sentenced to 185 days jail after he pleaded guilty to fourth-offense drunk driving Nov. 6. Richards was fined $2,452 and received a three-year license revocation and two-year ignition interlock requirement.
Richards was arrested March 28, according to court records.
Michael O. Jenks, 35, Madison, was placed on three years probation, including 90 days in jail, after he pleaded no contest to fourth-offense drunk driving Nov. 6. Jenks was fined $2,479, had his driver’s license revoked three years, with a two-year ignition interlock requirement.
Jenks was arrested Jan. 26, according to court records.
Meanwhile, a man who was convicted of charges from a fatal crash in January was arrested on fifth-offense drunk driving charges.
Donald J. Martin Jr., 61, Bagley, was arrested after his car went off Markley Hollow Road in the Town of Wyalusing Oct. 16 around 5 p.m. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby stopped at the crash scene, and Martin asked the person to help by pulling his car out of the ditch. The passerby believed Martin was intoxicated, according to the Sheriff’s Office, refused to help and called the Sheriff’s Office.
A sheriff’s deputy arrived to find Martin trying to drive his car out of the ditch.
Martin was sentenced to five months in jail April 8 after he pleaded no contest to second-offense operating a commercial motor vehicle without a license. Martin was cited after a head-on crash on U.S. 61 north of Lancaster in which Robert A. Kuhn, 48, Fennimore, was killed, and Nathan M. Harris, 42, Lancaster, was injured.
Martin was initially charged with knowingly operating a motor vehicle without a license causing death, but the charge could not be pursued because the charge was not applicable under the state’s commercial motor vehicle code.