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WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Wisconsin State Patrol arrested a Rice Lake man in Washburn County for OWI, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post.
Christopher Michael Karpowicz, 41, from Rice Lake, WI, has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 5th offense.
According to a news release from WSP, a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper stopped to check on a disabled motorist on County Road D. A subsequent investigation was conducted on the driver of the vehicle.
The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (drugged driving) 5th offense, operating a motor vehicle after revocation, and on a Barron County Warrant.
The driver was transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary test of his blood and then to the Washburn County Jail.
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