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5th time OWI suspect arrested in La Crosse Co.

Brad Williams

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A driver from Trempealeau was asked by police if he was drunk. 

He replied ‘Probably, could be–probably yes.’ 

Ronnie Wagner had a blood alcohol level of .23 when he was stopped on Saturday in Holmen, after another driver saw Wagner swerving between lanes in a heavy rain. 

It’s at least the 5th drunk-driving arrest for the 61-year-old Wagner, convicted for the 4th time just last year in Trempealeau County. 

Wagner also admitted he didn’t have a license.  

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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