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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on February 7, 2014, Michele Tjader appeared in Dane County Circuit Court before the Honorable Stephen Ehlke for sentencing for operating under the influence – second offense. Tjader previously entered a plea to the charge on November 6, 2013. Tjader was sentenced to a $600 fine plus costs, 25 days in jail, a 12-month ignition interlock device restriction, and a 16-month license revocation. Tjader also was ordered to undergo an alcohol assessment and comply with a driver safety plan.
According to the criminal complaint, Tjader was stopped by a Madison police officer in the early morning hours of March 24, 2013. Tjader was arrested for operating under the influence after the officer noted signs of impairment and administered field sobriety tests.
Assistant Attorney General Tara Jenswold represented the State as special prosecutor for Dane County. This case was investigated by the Madison Police Department.