More charges against Dayton
OWI defendant tests positive for alcohol seven times since initial arrest
Michael D. Dayton, 59, Wisconsin Rapids, is charged with two counts of felony bail jumping.
The charges are due to Soberlink indicating Dayton had consumed alcohol.
Soberlink is an at-home alcohol monitoring system used by the Waupaca County jail.
Defendants blow into a device that sends the results to the jail via the internet.
Dayton is on Soberlink as a condition of his release from custody.
On Feb. 18, Dayton was charged with a seventh drunken driving offense, failure to install an ignition interlock device, operating after revocation of his license and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.
He was released on a $5,000 signature bond with the conditions that he maintain absolute sobriety and comply with the Soberlink program.
On Feb. 28, Soberlink reported Dayton had a .036 blood-alcohol content. He was charged with felony bail jumping and released on a $1,000 signature bond.
On March 9, Dayton blew a .053 BAC, and was again charged with bail jumping and released on a $2,000 signature bond.
Dayton tested positive again on March 17 and March 19. Each charge was followed by his release on a $2,000 signature bond.
On May 5, Soberlink reported Dayton had a .024 BAC.
Deputies were unable to contact Dayton, so a warrant was issued for his arrest on May 9.
On June 1 and June 2, Dayton again tested positive. He has been summoned to appear in court on June 17.
Dayton’s sixth OWI occurred in August 2014 when he slammed into a tree. He was subsequently sentenced to 18 months in prison.