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Accident in Kwik Trip lot leads to third drunk-driving charge for Onalaska man

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A 66-year-old from Onalaska is facing his third drunk-driving charge, after reportedly crashing his SUV into a pole in a Kwik Trip parking lot.

The man told Onalaska police that he was trying to back up in the parking lot Monday, but went forward instead and struck the pole.

A front fender of the vehicle came off in the collision.

The driver’s blood-alcohol level was measured at .12.

His most recent OWI conviction came earlier this year in Houston County. He’s been released from jail, awaiting his next court hearing.

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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