Wayne GOP chair faces DWI charge
By MIKE HIBBARD mhibbard@fltimes.com | Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:00 am
LYONS ó For the second time in less than three years, the chairman of the Wayne County
Republican Committee faces a drunken driving charge.
Daniel A. Olson, 61, of 2728 Layton Street Road, Lyons, was charged Friday night by Lyons police
with driving while intoxicated.
Police said they stopped Olson about 9:30 p.m. on Montezuma Street in the village for driving without
headlights and failing to stop at a stop sign. Police added that Olson refused to submit to a breath test.
The charge is a felony because of a previous DWI conviction. Olson was arraigned in Arcadia Town
Court, where Justice Arthur Williams released him on his own recognizance.
He will answer the charge in Lyons Town Court and the case will eventually be heard in county court
because itís a felony.
In August 2010, Olson was charged with aggravated DWI by county deputies following a one-car crash
at the intersection of Pre-Emption and Ridge roads in Huron. Deputies said Olson failed to stop for a
stop sign and hit a water meter station owned by the Wayne County Water Authority, damaging both
his vehicle and the station.
About two months after the arrest, Olson pleaded guilty in Huron Town Court. He was given a
conditional discharge and fined $1,400, including a court surcharge, and his license was revoked for
an undetermined period.
As part of the sentence, Olson was also required to have an ignition interlock device in his vehicle for
one year.
I was brought into this world without my consent,
and will leave in the same manner.