Man suspected of driving while on prescription meds near Rice Lake; arrested for 5th OWI

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SPOONER, Wis. (WEAU) -- Troopers arrested a Rice Lake man for 5th offense operating under the influence after a crash.

It happened on Thursday morning at 16 1/2 Avenue and 19th Street, which is south of Rice Lake. The Wisconsin State Patrol says Ricky Jenness, 44, had crashed into a utility pole when crews arrived at the scene. He ended up with head and leg injuries, and was flown to the hospital. Investigators suspect that Jenness was under the influence of prescription medication while driving.

Jenness remains in the hospital.

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