Amery police chief pleads guilty to drunk driving, receives fine
A northwest Wisconsin police chief has pleaded guilty to driving drunk. Amery chief Thomas Marson entered his plea yesterday in Polk County Circuit Court to a citation for first-time O-W-I. A companion charge of driving with a prohibited blood-alcohol level was dropped. Marson was fined 741-dollars, and he'll lose his driver's license for six months. The chief is on paid administrative leave, after he was arrested last weekend. Authorities said Marson drove his personal vehicle into a ditch late Saturday night about five miles south of Amery. He had a blood alcohol level of point-156, almost twice the state's limit for intoxication.