Boyne City Man Convicted of OWI Eight Times Sentenced to 20 to 60 Months in Prison

A Boyne City man convicted of drunk driving eight times has been sentenced to 26 to 60 months in prison for operating while intoxicated, according to Charlevoix Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof.

“This defendant is a ticking time bomb,” Telgenhof said at sentencing. “He not only apparently can’t stop drinking, he refuses to stop driving despite having no valid driver’s license.”

Mark Woloch, 46, of Boyne City, plead guilty on April 8 for driving erratically on October 10, 2021. Woloch was stopped by police and refused two preliminary breath tests, according to Telgenhof in a release.

A blood alcohol test revealed that Woloch’s blood-alcohol level was .243% two hours after he was stopped by police.

Woloch was previously convicted of three felonies and 15 misdemeanors in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Secretary of State records show that Woloch had been in three alcohol-related crashes, with one resulting in an injury, according to Telgenhof.