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Two of La Crosse’s OWI arrests on New Year’s were passed out at wheel

Drew Kelly

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There were four OWI arrests over the New Year holiday, according to La Crosse Police.

Drivers were pulled over at 2:06 a.m., 3:15 a.m., 6:53 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.

The highest blood alcohol level of the four was .25. Two of those drivers were passed out behind the wheel when police arrived.

That last arrest was of Christopher Haessig.

Police were called to the George Street Kwik Trip for a man who had gotten out of his car, urinated in the parking lot, got back in the car and fell back asleep.

When police woke up the 28-year-old, he said he had no memory of how he got to the gas station.

He failed field sobriety tests and blew a .15 on a breathalyzer.

New Year’s Eve is the only night where bars in Wisconsin don’t have a mandatory closing time.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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