Napolitano to serve jail time after reaching plea deal

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A dentist accused of leading police on a chase and making threats will serve jail time after reaching a plea agreement.

Defense attorney Harry Hertel says Keith Napolitano, 53, of Eau Claire was ordered to serve 30 days in jail, serve two years of probation, lost his drivers license for a year, will have to use an ignition interlock device, and will pay fines and court costs. At a hearing in Eau Claire County court Thursday, Napolitano entered no contest pleas to five charges, and the rest were dismissed.

In September 2013, officers say Napolitano was driving drunk when he hit a vehicle on U.S. Highway 53. Investigators say he continued driving with an air bag deployed, and led police on a short chase to his home. That's where he was arrested. In January, prosecutors filed additional charges, accusing Napolitano of telling his ex-wife he had hired a hit man to hurt her and another man.


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