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Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2006 12:00 am

ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) - Walworth County's coroner apologized Wednesday after he was cited for driving drunk the wrong way on Interstate 43.

John Griebel, 71, said he had a few drinks without having eaten dinner Dec. 28 and also was taking medicine for the flu.

&#8220I have no excuses and am personally devastated by this matter. … I sincerely regret my decision to drive after having alcohol,” Griebel said in a statement.

Griebel, who was first elected to the job in 1960, said he was accepting responsibility for his action and intends to pay the penalties.

Fines total $1,101, and 10 points would be added to his driver's license, according to the tickets.

The citations say Griebel was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the interstate when a state trooper pulled him over.

A breath test revealed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, more than twice Wisconsin's legal limit of 0.08 percent, State Patrol Sgt. Lauri Steeber said.

The tickets were filed Tuesday at the Walworth County Courthouse, and a court appearance was scheduled for Jan. 27.

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1 comment:

  • WakeUpWI posted at 9:05 pm on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    WakeUpWI Posts: 1

    Wake Up Wisconsin!!!!!
    Why is it that when the average person breaks the law it is posted on Wisconsin's CCAP legal online website but when a government official breaks the law he/she is afforded special protective privileges?

    Why isn't Walworth County Coroner's OWI listed on Wisconsin's CCAP (or WCCA) website?

    I was told about a judge with 5 OWI in Adams County who is still on the bench and who also is not on the legal website? Why?


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