Former Wisconsin Senator Arrested On Drunk Driving Charges

Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Wisconsin Police say they’ve cited a former state senator for drunken driving.

Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mark Strand told the Associated Press that his agency got a cellphone call from a driver who reported former State Senator Randy Hopper was all over the road on U.S. Highway 151 late Sunday afternoon.

Strand says Hopper pulled into a grocery store parking lot, where a deputy arrested him. He was released early this morning. Strand declined to release Hopper’s blood alcohol levels to the media.

Hopper, a 45-year-old Fond du Lac Republican, lost his seat in August in one of the recall elections spurred by his support for Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law.

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