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A former Manawa man faces his third felony bail jumping case since he was first released last summer on a signature bond.

On June 29, 2018, Michael P. Viljevac, 58, was charged in Waupaca County with a fifth drunken driving offense.

He was released on a $3,000 signature bond with the condition that he maintain absolute sobriety and comply with Soberlink, the jail’s web-based alcohol-monitoring system.

At noon on July 8, 2018, Soberlink reported that Viljevac tested positive. He then missed all his subsequent tests for the rest of the day, the complaint says.

Viljevac was charged with felony bail jumping on July 10, 2018.

On July 18, 2018, he appeared in court and was subsequently released after posting a $3,000 cash bond.

On Nov. 23, 2018, the jail reported that Viljevac failed his Soberlink test three times between 1:11 p.m. and 3:02 p.m.

He was charged and this case was added to his cash bond. He was released from custody on Dec. 20, 2018.

On April 1, 2019, Viljevac was charged with his sixth OWI in Shawano County, where he remained in custody on a $10,000 cash bond.

On May 2, 2019, Viljevac entered pleas of no contest to the felony OWI, as well as two counts of felony bail jumping, operating after revocation and obstructing an officer.

Shawano County Judge James Habeck sentenced Viljevac to 2 1/2 years in state prison and two years of extended supervision.

On May 18, the Waupaca County jail found that Viljevac had missed all of his Soberlink tests since April 3 and that the device’s battery was dead.

He was charged with his third bail jumping on May 23.

On May 28, Viljevac was transferred from Shawano County jail to Dodge Correctional.

He is currently scheduled to appear in court on all four of his pending Waupaca County cases on June 25.

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