MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A disgraced state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to a felony count of driving under the influence.
Rep. Jeff Wood entered the plea in Sparta Thursday after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
The Chippewa Falls independent has been arrested three times on suspicion of driving while intoxicated since December 2008 in Columbia, Marathon and Monroe counties. He was convicted of misdemeanors in Columbia and Monroe counties earlier this year.
He initially faced a third-offense misdemeanor count in Monroe County, but the two convictions bumped that up to a fifth-offense felony.
Online court records indicate Wood represented himself in court. His district number has been disconnected and a message left at his Capitol office wasn't immediately returned.
Wood did not run for re-election. His term ends Jan. 3.
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