CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Rice Lake man has been charged with his seventh drunken driving offense, stemming from a traffic stop Feb. 1 in Lake Hallie.
Daniel E. Mikkelsen, 56, 2723 23½ St., was charged in Chippewa County Court with OWI-7th offense and operating while revoked. A blood draw shows Mikkelsen had a .098 blood-alcohol level.
According to the criminal complaint, Mikkelsen was stopped by an officer at 9 p.m. Feb. 1 on Business 53, near 115th Street. Mikkelsen failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He will return to court Tuesday.
Online court records show Mikkelsen was convicted of his sixth drunken driving offense in 2016 in Washburn County and was ordered to serve one year in jail.