BARRON COUNTY - A man has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 6th offense, following a single-vehicle crash near Rice Lake yesterday.
On Sunday, November 8, 2020, at approximately 5:45p, a vehicle traveling south on 18th Street west of Rice Lake, left the roadway and struck a tree, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol. A Trooper responded to the scene shortly thereafter to assist.
A subsequent investigation including standard field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver, Jack G Kurschinsky, 59, from Barron, WI, was arrested for operating while under the influence of an intoxicant 6th offense.
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