NEW INFORMATION: Police chief suspected of OWI on administrative leave

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AMERY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A police chief suspected of driving drunk is now on administrative leave.

A statement from Amery City Administrator Darcy Long names retired Sgt Mark Meyer as acting Amery Police Chief while Marson is on leave. Meyer is a part-time officer with the department. The city council plans to discuss the investigation in closed session on February 24. Marson is accused of driving drunk and putting his vehicle into the ditch at State Highway 46 and County Road A near Amery Saturday night.

A sheriff's office report shows that Marson told a deputy he slid into the ditch because of slippery roads. He was later arrested.
AMERY, Wis. (CITY OF AMERY NEWS RELEASE) -- On Saturday, February 16, 2014 Police Chief Tom Marson was arrested for a suspected OWI at his home following his vehicle going into a ditch on HWY 46 South of Amery. Chief Marson has been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation. The City of Amery Personnel Committee met in closed session on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., following the closed session no action was taken. Retired Sgt. Mark Meyer who also is a part-time officer with the department is serving as acting Amery Police Chief while Tom Marson is on administrative leave. The Amery City Council will meet in closed session on February 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss further information gathered in the investigation of this incident.