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Onalaska man accused of 9th OWI

Brad Williams

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When an Onalaska officer stopped a driver early Wednesday and asked how he was doing, the man said “I’m going,” and took off. 

Horton

A chase along several streets in Onalaska, and onto the grass near the Legion baseball field, finally led to the arrest of Randall Horton, who’s now facing a drunk-driving charge for the ninth time.

The 56-year-old Horton was pulled over for driving with a revoked license. 

He was sentenced to four years in prison after his last OWI conviction in La Crosse County, six years ago.

Horton led police on a winding chase through Onalaska, which got up to 60 miles an hour at one point.

He said he had consumed at least five bottles of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and was driving to his father’s house after locking himself out of his own house.

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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