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6-time OWI suspect tries taking gun from officer

Brad Williams

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One driver on Rose Street allegedly hit two cars and a pole on Sunday night, before being arrested and trying to take an officer’s gun. 

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Kurt Reisner of Onalaska is accused of his sixth drunk driving offense. 

A witness said the 45-year-old Reisner was driving an SUV very fast on Rose when he struck a light pole and a pickup. 

Reisner was arrested after parking the SUV near Black River Beach and walking away. 

After being taken to Mayo for a blood draw, Reisner told an officer he woke up on Christmas and felt like killing people, and then reached for the officer’s gun. He was handcuffed and taken to jail, and his bail is set at $1000 cash. 

Reisner’s 5th OWI conviction was eight years ago. 

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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