NEW INFORMATION: Man arrested for drugs and 5th OWI offense

By: WEAU 13 NEWS STAFF Email
By: WEAU 13 NEWS STAFF Email

BALSAM LAKE, WI - (WEAU) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says that at approximately 12 pm on June 8th, Polk County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint of a possible OWI driver.

A Wisconsin DNR warden stopped the reported driver/vehicle and was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

After further investigation, the Wisconsin State Patrol arrested Peter D. Hanson, age 47, from Balsam Lake for Possession of Methamphetamine and Marijuana and 5th offense OWI.


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  • by Someone Location: somewhere on Jun 11, 2012 at 02:15 PM
    unless you have walked down that same path, do not judge.
  • by Ralph Location: Eau Claire on Jun 9, 2012 at 03:34 PM
    Again, why isn't this guy in prison? After 4 DWIs it's time to get serious.
  • by jjjc Location: anywhere on Jun 9, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    so how many years will he get with big bubba? Probably a lecture from saying something like "DON'T DO THAT AGAIN"
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      by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2012 at 09:33 AM in reply to jjjc
      That seems a bit harsh don't you think? After all it was only meth, pot, and his 5th DWI. (This is sarcasism.) Sadly, you are probably right and that's all he'll get out of it.
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        by disease on Jun 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM in reply to
        Drug use/abuse is a disease - why don't you all get a life?
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          by Anon on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:57 PM in reply to disease
          Cure your disease in prision.
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