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STATE CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Wausau man has his OWI charge dropped thanks to officers' mistake

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A Wausau man had a drunk driving conviction dropped because a sheriff's officer missed a detail while gathering evidence.  The state's Third District Appellate Court in Wausau dismissed a first-time O-W-I case against Eric Fischer, who's now 60.  He crashed his motorcycle three years ago this month, while trying to avoid hitting turkeys at a rural intersection.  Marathon County sheriff's deputy Joseph Heindel gave a breath test showing Fischer's blood alcohol level at point-zero-six -- not en


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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