A man has been sentenced in Washburn County Circuit Court for his marijuana related charges, including operating a vehicle while under the influence of a restricted controlled substance with children in the vehicle.

According to a Wisconsin State Patrol Press Release from July 6, 2017, Edward Fischer, of Pulaski, WI was arrested in Washburn County for 1st offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence/drugged driving with 2 children in the vehicle, ages 5 and 6.

DrydenWire.com reported on October 27, 2017 that a criminal complaint had been filed against Fischer charging him with Class I Felony Possession of Marijuana (2nd+ Offense), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, with a penalty enhancer for repeat offender, and Misdemeanor Operate With Restricted Controlled Substance (1st w/Minor Passenger under 16 years old).

In February 2018, at a preliminary examination hearing, the Court found probable cause to bind over Fischer’s case for trial.

Online circuit court records show that a hearing was held regarding Fischer’s charges on July 5, 2018, and the Court accepted a plea agreement proposed by the State and Fischer’s defense counsel. Under the plea agreement, two of Fisher’s charges were amended to Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (no penalty enhancer). Fischer entered pleas of No Contest to those charges as well as his charge of Misdemeanor Operate With Restricted Controlled Substance (1st w/Minor Passenger under 16 years old).

The Court sentenced Fischer to 60 days county jail for his conviction of Misdemeanor Operate With Restricted Controlled Substance (1st w/Minor Passenger under 16 years old) and also ordered that Fischer may serve his sentence in another county at no cost to Washburn County. Fischer was also ordered to undergo an alcohol assessment and to pay over $2,000 in court costs/assessments.


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Felony charges have been filed in Washburn County Circuit Court against a man who was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol on July 5, 2017.

Online circuit court records show that a criminal complaint was filed on October 20, 2017, in Washburn County Circuit Court against Edward Fischer stemming from an incident in which he was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol on July 5, 2017, for OWI/Drugged Driving 1st Offense. A press release issued by the State Patrol was published by DrydenWire.com on July 6, 2017.

Fischer is now facing the following charges in Washburn County Circuit Court:

  1. Class I Felony Possession of Marijuana (2nd + Offense)
  2. Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  3. Misdemeanor Operate with Restricted Controlled Substance (1st w/Minor Passenger under 16 years old)

According to online circuit court records, Fischer appeared in Washburn County Circuit Court on October 23, 2017, regarding his criminal charges and the Court placed Fischer on a signature bond.

According to the State Patrol's press release, at the time of the incident, Fischer had two children, ages 5 & 6, in the vehicle.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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Man Arrested in Washburn Co. for OWI with 2 Children in Vehicle

Thursday, July 6, 2017 | WSP l News Release

Edward J Fischer, 40 years of age, from Pulaski has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, with two children in the vehicle under the age of 16.

While assisting Washburn County, a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper from the Spooner Post arrested Edward J Fischer for OWI/Drugged Driving 1st offense. Mr. Fischer had two children, a 5-year-old and a 6-year-old in the vehicle with him.

Mr. Fischer was taken to Shell Lake for a legal blood draw and then turned over to the staff at the Washburn County Jail.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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