Prosecutors: Severe Domestic Violence Suspect Charged

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The suspect in what prosecutors call a case of "severe domestic violence" is due back in court next week.

That's when a judge is scheduled to rule if there's enough evidence for Michael Speirs to stand trial.

The 29-year-old Wausau man faces multiple charges including false imprisonment and strangulation.

A Rothschild Police incident report said he dragged his girlfriend 20-to-25 feet down Weston Avenue in Rothschild with a car when her hand was stuck in the driver's side window.

The report also said he flicked cigarette ashes in her mouth and threatened her with a screwdriver in front of her 8-year-old son.

Police said at one point, the car they were in hit speeds of 90 mph.

Prosecutors said the victim is OK.

Speirs is in jail on a $10,000 bond.

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