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Driver facing several charges after hitting Coon Valley house



The South Dakota man accused of slamming his SUV into a Coon Valley house on the 4th of July is facing four separate traffic counts in Vernon County. 

Garhardt Waldner is scheduled to appear before a judge on August 3rd on those traffic citations. 

The 64-year-old Waldner went off Central Avenue in Coon Valley early Sunday morning, and drove into the side of a building, before leaving the scene. 

Police accuse him of reckless driving, hit and run, failure to keep his vehicle under control, and driving after allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide.     

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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