A 43-year-old Seneca man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fifth or sixth offense), and one count of operating while revoked.
Scott P. McDaniel faces up to seven years in prison and $12,500 in fines if convicted of both counts.
According to the criminal complaint, McDaniel was stopped by a Crawford County Sheriff’s Department deputy on Highway 171 in Gays Mills on April 7 at about 2:50 a.m. because he was driving with at least half of the vehicle across the center line.
McDaniel told the deputy he had a lot to drink, according to the complaint. He was subsequently arrested and taken to Crossing Rivers Health for a blood draw.
McDaniel has previously been convicted of OWI four times, once in the state of Iowa and three times in Wisconsin, according to the complaint.