Village of Menomonee Falls - Jerry Mislang, known as the "Voice of Menomonee Falls" for his work as a sports announcer for the school district, was sentenced to 75 days in Waukesha County Jail, and fined $1,547 for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, his third offense of operating under the influence of drugs and failure to obey a traffic officer on Feb. 9.
In addition, Mislang's driver's license will be revoked for 27 months with an imposed interlock system.
Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. said Mislang was eligible immediately for Huber, a work release system. Mislang is retired, but said he would work as a volunteer.
"I've done a lot of good things, but I was not a very good person inside," Mislang said prior to his sentencing. "I want to thank the police officers who arrested me. They treated me with such dignity. They were so helpful and concerned about me. Every step of this process has been amazing. I've been treated better than I deserve."
Mislang said he was in northern Wisconsin over the weekend with his wife and saw a sign that inspired him: "It's never too late to live happily ever after."
Judge Dreyfus commended Mislang's involvement with the Menomonee Falls community before announcing the sentence.
"You're not necessarily the type of individual we see on a regular basis," Dreyfus said. "You present yourself differently. For decades, you have been actively engaged in the Falls community. That's something we like to see with individuals. Hopefully, that doesn't change. You show what the nature of addiction is: People are very good at hiding it for years."
Judge Dreyfus said at age 66, Mislang still has two decades to turn his life around. His final words to Mislang reflected the start of a new chapter.
"This is the start of the rest of your life," Dreyfus said. "Let it mean something."