State Rep. Jeff Wood Sentenced for 2009 OWI Charge

By: Casey O'Halloran Email
By: Casey O'Halloran Email

State Representative Jeff Wood will spend 60-days behind bars followed by two years on probation.

In September of last year, Wood was arrested in Rib Mountain in Marathon County, for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Deputies with the State Patrol say they found a prescription bottle of anxiety medication in his car that was filled the night before and out of 45 pills, only 7 were still in the bottle.

In court Tuesday, Wood pleaded no contest to the OWI charge.

He was found guilty and sentenced to 60-days in jail and, two years on probation and also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.

He also served jail time last year for impaired driving in Columbia County.

The Chippewa Falls Independent told the judge that he's sober and attends alcoholic anonymous meetings.

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