Rep. Wood Arrested for Drunk Driving Again
Jeffrey Wood (I) Bloomer
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Rep. Jeff Wood has been arrested again for suspected driving while intoxicated.
The State Patrol says the 40-year-old Independent from Bloomer was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 39 near Wausau following a report of a vehicle being driven recklessly in Portage County.
The agency says investigators found a prescription bottle of Lorazepam, an anxiety medication, with seven pills in it after stopping Wood's vehicle and noticing he looked sleepy. The prescription of 45 pills had been filled Tuesday.
A message left for Wood at the Capitol was not immediately returned.
Wood was charged with third-offense drunken driving and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he crashed into a highway sign in December in Columbia County. His attorney, Tracey Wood, declined comment when The Associated Press reached her Thursday.
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