A Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper has pleaded not guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct after she's accused of exercising authority while she was off-duty at a Merrill tavern.
Court document say Trooper Jennifer Latzig was at Humphrey's Bar on Dec. 28 when she suspected some of the patrons were under the age 21.
According to the police incident report, Latzig asked to see the ID's of two women and then showed them her badge. One of the women told police Latzig was harassing her, and she threw a drink in Latzig's face to get away. Latzig also told investigators she was struck in the face. Following the incident Latzig stated she was fine, and did not wish to press charges.
Latzig also admitted to grabbing the woman's hair after the drink was thrown her face. Latzig said she was blinded by the drink and grabbed the closest person to her.
Court documents state the trooper submitted to preliminary breath test, which had a result of .210.
No one else was charged as result of the incident.
Latzig is free on a $1,000 signature bond. She'll return to court on March 27 for a clerical court proceeding.
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