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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 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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