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Repeat drunk-driver arrested for OWI, allegedly after his first drink in a decade

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A La Crosse man, who claimed he had been sober for 10 years and one day, is facing a possible 10 years in prison for allegedly driving drunk this week.

Anthony Guzman was stopped on Monday after nearly colliding with a city police officer at the intersection of 5th and Cass streets.

The 61-year-old admitted he had been drinking after being sober for 10 years, and claimed he had consumed alcohol at 3 a.m. The arrest occurred more than 12 hours after that.

Guzman has five alcohol-related convictions on his record, with the last one dating back to 2012.

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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