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Pell Lake man sentenced to prison for seventh drunken driving offense

October 27, 2011

A 38-year-old Pell Lake man pleaded guilty Sept. 23 to his seventh-drunken driving offense, which stems from his June 21 arrest in the city of Lake Geneva.

Michael R. Hess, W1315 Honeysuckle Road, was sentenced to 3-1/2 years imprisonment and five years of extended supervision. He also must pay a $600 fine.

According to the criminal complaint:

Hess' vehicle was stopped at 7:39 p.m. on South Edwards Boulevard.

When police spoke to Hess he smelled of intoxicants, had blood shot and glassy eyes, displayed poor balance and slurred speech.

Hess has previous drunken driving offenses on Sept. 4, 1995; May 20, 1997; Aug. 31, 2001; Dec. 8, 2001, Jan. 1, 2003, and July 6, 2005.

Hess was sentenced for the July 6, 2005, drunken driving charge May 30, 2007 and received two years in a state prison and three years of extended supervision.