Iowa Man Sentenced For Drunken Driving Stop In Rosendale

A 45-year-old Iowa man will be spending three years and nine months in prison after a Fond du Lac County jury finds him guilty of his 7th drunken driving offense. A Sheriff’s deputy stopped Joseph Rogers on Highway 26 in the Town of Rosendale in May of 2015. Rogers told the deputy he was on his way to Iowa and had stopped in Appleton to have drinks at a bar. District Attorney Eric Toney says Rogers’ blood alcohol concentration was .133 or six times the legal limit for a repeat drunken driver. Judge Peter Grimm also ordered revocation of Rogers driver’s license for three years and an ignition interlock device be installed in his vehicles. He will also have to pay more than $5,000 in fines and court costs.