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Three Sentenced in Circuit Court for Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

By Andrew Mishlove on May 10, 2013


In one week, the Douglas County Superior Court issued sentences against three separate drunk driving offenders.

Douglas Mark Van Puymbrouck pleaded guilty to his seventh drunk driving offense and will serve three years, pay a $1,500 fine, and three years extended supervision, reports the Superior Telegram.

Van Puymbrouck, 43, drove through a fence and two yards before police found him asleep in his vehicle, which was running at the time. Though Puymbrouck denied drinking that evening, a blood test was taken and results showed his blood alcohol concentration was three times over the legal limit.

Fifth Operating While Intoxicated Offense

Herbert Henry Hansen of Duluth also pleaded guilty to his fifth Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offense, and was sentenced to seven months in jail and three years of probation, though he was granted a work release. The court revoked his license for 36 months, and he was fined $3,706.

Hansen was reportedly involved in a hit and run accident. Police were given a license plate number and a description of the driver. Police located Hansen asleep in his car, with the ignition running. The Superior Telegram reports that his blood alcohol concentration was more than twice the legal limit.

12 Beers Leads to Fifth Offense Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration

After being involved in a single vehicle crash, police found Luke John Fredrick walking down Highway 13, after he put his black SUV in a ditch. Fredrick had several lacerations on his face, was bleeding, and told the responding officer that his airbag had deployed. He admitted to drinking about 12 beers prior to the accident, and was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.19, which is twice the legal limit.

Fredrick pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in jail and three years of probation. He was also granted a work release and fined almost $3,000 and his license was suspended for three years, the Superior Telegram reported.

Original article: Three men were sentenced last week after multiple offenses of driving drunk.

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