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9th drunken driving charge for Curtiss man

December 31, 2018

OWEN, Wis. (AP) — A central Wisconsin man is facing his ninth drunken driving charge in addition to a drug offense.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says deputies pulled over the 51-year-old man from Curtiss about 8 p.m. Sunday for an expired registration.

Authorities say the driver had a blood alcohol level more than double the .02 legal limit from prior offenses. Deputies say he also had marijuana in the vehicle that was in plain view.

In addition to counts of operating while revoked and ninth offense operating while intoxicated, the driver is facing marijuana possession charges.