Man Can Go to Jail or Wear "I Was Stupid" Sign

By: WEAU 13 News Email
By: WEAU 13 News Email

An Eau Claire man who damaged city property has a couple options for making amends.

Eau Claire County Judge Paul Lenz says Shane McQuillan can spend 20 days in jail, or he can wear a sign for a day that reads "I was stupid."

The 22-year-old McQuillan pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property after driving into the front gate of the Eau Claire waste water treatment plant last March after he had been drinking.

Judge Paul Lenz says McQuillan would be required to stand in front of the plant wearing the sign for an entire day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A criminal complaint says McQuillan told the officer who arrested him near the treatment plant he had been drinking and "was just being stupid." The complaint says McQuillan's blood alcohol content was 0.238. The legal driving limit is 0.08.

There's no immediate word on which option McQuillan will choose.

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