A 60-year-old Coshocton, Ohio man was sentenced to four years in prison and three years extended supervision after he was convicted of his seventh drunk driving charge in Grant County Circuit Court in Lancaster Dec. 28.
Dennis Barghols was arrested after his car allegedly hit several cars parked on Main Street in Dickeyville Sept. 6. The vehicle fled the scene, but was followed by witnesses, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. The car was located on Grant County H west of Cuba City, according to the sheriff’s department.
Barghols initially was charged with 10th-offense drunk driving, although none of his previous convictions were in Wisconsin, according to online court records.
Barghols had his driver’s license revoked for three years, and will be required to have an ignition interlock after he becomes eligible for a license.
The traffic citations against Barghols — inattentive driving, hit-and-run unattended vehicle, failure to notify police of an accident, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, and knowingly operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license causing property damage — were dismissed.