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7-time drunk driving suspect arrested in Monroe County

Brad Williams

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A pickup truck swerving between lanes late at night has led to a new drunk-driving arrest for a Sparta man. 

The state patrol says Michael Wittmershaus is facing his 7th charge of OWI. 

His most recent Wisconsin conviction for driving drunk dates back to 2008.

The 61-year-old Wittmershaus was stopped by the State Patrol on Saturday night, along Highway 27 near Leon, and was found to have open intoxicants in the truck. 

The trooper witnessed a pickup truck going into the wrong lane of the highway.

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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