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Fox Lake man found guilty of 5th OWI

September 14, 2018

JUNEAU — A 49-year-old Fox Lake man was found guilty of his fifth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated Thursday following a two-day jury trial.

Marty S. Madeiro could face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted of the charge.

Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Martin DeVries revoked Madeiro’s bail and took him into custody.

According to the criminal complaint, a Dodge County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a disabled vehicle call on Highway 60 near the Wild Goose Trail at 1:20 a.m. on Dec. 30. The deputy found the car was disabled and was abandoned. A prescription bottle with Madeiros’ name was in the front seat of the car. There were footprints in the snow leading away from the vehicle.

Deputies searched for Madeiros and followed his footprints down Wild Goose Trail. He was found about 100 yards away from the roadway and transported to the sheriff’s office.

According to court records, Madeiros told the deputies that he had been ice fishing and his vehicle stopped working. He refused to perform a field sobriety test and said he was drinking after he stopped operating the vehicle. He eventually submitted to a preliminary breath test, which resulted in a blood-alcohol level of .134, well over the legal limit of .08. Madeiros’ legal limit is .02, since he has at least four prior OWI convictions.

Madeiros was previously found guilty of OWI in 1996, 2001, 2004 and 2012.

A sentencing in the case is scheduled for Dec. 10.