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Man gets five years in prison for 10th OWI

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- A Plainfield man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for his 10th conviction for driving while intoxicated, according to online Portage County court records.

Mark Schulke, 51, had pleaded no contest to the felony in a plea agreement in which another felony and three misdemeanors were dismissed, court records said.

Early in the case, Schulke pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

The criminal complaint said Schulke's first conviction for driving while intoxicated was in 1993. His last conviction was in 2004. The case resolved Tuesday was filed in April 2012.

Portage County Circuit Judge John Finn gave Schulke credit of 532 days on the prison sentence for time already served in jail. The judge ordered him to serve five years on extended supervision after he is released from prison. At that point, Schulke must use an ignition interlock device for three years if he wants to drive.

Schulke was also fined $2,400, court records said.

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