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Beldenville man gets one year jail for OWI, reckless driving

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Thomas O'Brien sat in a Pierce County courtroom Tuesday afternoon still showing the lingering effects of an accident that happened nearly 14 months ago.


Pepin/Buffalo Circuit Court Judge James Duvall advised him that if he's feeling pity for himself, to knock it off.

"This isn't about you or the wreck you made of your life," Duvall said during O'Brien's sentencing hearing. "It's about the impact you made on the Perez family and their lives."

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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