Bourgeois gets 2.5 year sentence

By Pat Maurer

Review Correspondent


Roland Joseph Bourgeois, 56, of Lake, was sentenced to from two years and six months to 15 years in prison Monday by Circuit Judge Thomas Evans.

Bourgeois plead guilty August 21 to Operating While Intoxicated, 3rd Offense and 4th offense habitual offender.

He was charged with several other counts when he was arrested May 9 including charges of Operating with a Suspended License, Open Container in Motor Vehicle and Operating While Intoxicated with a minor (under 16) in the vehicle.

Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis reported that Bourgeois was driving with a .14 blood alcohol content with his 15-year-old daughter in the car.

He received credit for 45 days served and will pay $235 in restitution, $68 in State costs, $130 in Crime Victim Rights fee and $1,500 in fines, costs and court appointed attorney fees.

Bourgeois’s vehicle was seized pursuant to the OWI vehicle forfeiture policy and that vehicle was forfeited, Ambrozaitis reported.