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Man believed to be high on meth punches La Crosse cop in face twice

Drew Kelly

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A La Crosse man, possibly high on meth, caused quite the commotion in town early Sunday morning.

Geiwitz

Police were called to Monitor Street shortly before 3 a.m. for a man randomly screaming and running around.

At one point, a La Crosse officer saw 23-year-old Brian Geiwitz run up to a vehicle at a stoplight, lean into an open window and scream at the driver.

The vehicle took off with Geiwitz hanging onto the car, before falling off.

When police tried to arrest him, Geiwitz punched one officer in the face.

Once taken into custody, he was taken to Gundersen Health System. There, he, again, punched the same officer in the face.

Geiwitz has been released from jail on a signature bond, while he looks for a lawyer. His next court hearing is June 27.

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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