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Court case against mayor’s wife may wait until 2021

Brad Williams

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A disorderly conduct charge against Mayor Tim Kabat’s wife Christy is not scheduled for trial yet, and probably won’t go to trial until next year. 

Mrs. Kabat was charged after getting into an argument with a driver during an anti-racism demonstration in downtown La Crosse in May. 

The van driver says he sprayed Mrs. Kabat with pepper-spray after she scratched him. 

Mrs. Kabat entered a ‘not guilty’ plea during a July hearing. 

Since then, the case has been assigned to a Monroe County judge, and the Vernon County district attorney is prosecuting, to avoid conflict of interest. 

Mrs. Kabat also has a new defense attorney, who has asked for more time to look into the case. 

The next hearing is set for December 30th.

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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