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Big Bend man charged with 7th OWI

Waukesha – A 59-year-old Big Bend man was charged Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with seventh-offense drunken driving.

Dennis J. Brooks of S69 W22025 Sonoma Way, was stopped by a Village of Mukwonago officer after witnessing Brooks’ vehicle driving off Highway ES, crossing the centerline, enter the parking lot of a closed strip mall and then a business parking lot Wednesday shortly after midnight, according to the criminal complaint.

Brooks failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody. He was convicted of drunken driving in Oct. 1990, October 1991, October 1998 and January 2003 and twice in November 1995.

Brooks appeared in court yesterday and bail was set at $10,000. He is scheduled to appear in court March 16 for a hearing. If convicted Brooks faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and 5 years of extended supervision.

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