A Waupaca man is free on a 4000 dollar signature bond following a felony drunk driving charge in Waupaca County Court. 51 year old Michael A. Stearns faces a count of operating while intoxicated– 4th offense within 5 years, along with a misdemeanor count of operating after revocation. The complaint alleges Stearns was intoxicated when he nearly struck a sheriff’s department squad car in a parking lot in the Town of Waupaca at 2:30 Friday morning. Stearns has 3 prior drunk driving convictions, all since 2013. If convicted on the latest charge, he could face up to 6 years behind bars. His signature bond does include adherence to the sheriff’s department’s soberlink monitoring program. Stearns is due back in court January 10th.