Upstanding citizen earns 7th Driving While Intoxicated charge; a bit curious if

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« on: November 19, 2012, 05:30:21 PM »
Bail was set at $250,000 cash for a 45-year-old man charged with his seventh  offense of drunken driving.


 Scott E. Salyards, of Bloomington, Minn., faces up to 10 years in prison and  $25,000 in fines if convicted. He appeared in Dodge County Circuit Court on  Thursday.

According to the complaint, Salyards was driving south on Highway 26 in the  town of Emmet when a sheriff’s deputy caught him driving 71 mph in a 55 mph  zone. When the deputy went to speak with Salyards, he noticed that Salyards’  breath smelled of intoxicants and there was a beer can on the passenger side  floor.

The complaint states that Salyards told the deputy he was heading to Beaver  Dam from Juneau.

He said he believed he had passed Highway 26. When told he was on Highway 26,  he said he may have gone by Highway 33.

According to the complaint, Salyards failed the field sobriety tests and a  preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .087. A search  of his vehicle found an open can of beer wedged between the seats.

The complaint states that Salyards wondered if Wisconsin would extradite him  to Minnesota, where he is on probation and parole for a felony OWI conviction  from 2011.

According to court notes from the Minnesota Circuit Court records, on July  26, 2011, Salyards was given a withheld sentence of six years in the Minnesota  prison system. He was required to serve five years of probation. When he  violated his probation, the sentence of six years became effective.

He was also convicted of drunken driving in Minnesota in 2006, 2004, 2003,  1998; and in the state of Washington in 1992.

Salyards remained in custody as of Thursday afternoon. A preliminary hearing  is scheduled

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