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Former Onalaska man charged with felony for firing gun during argument about driving drunk



A former La Crosse area man is facing four criminal charges, following a gunfire incident on Avon Street in La Crosse on Christmas Day. 

Luke Springer is charged with a felony count of reckless endangerment, along with lesser counts of operating a firearm while drunk, resisting an officer, and disorderly conduct. 


Springer allegedly fired a few shots from his gun after a bystander made him stop driving on Sunday, because he appeared to be drunk.  No one was injured. 

The 33-year-old Springer, who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, has been released from jail.  His next court date is in March. 

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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