Amery Chief Of Police Will Keep His Job

Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 8:29 am

The police chief of the western Wisconsin city of Amery will keep his job following his drunken-driving arrest this month.

In a statement, the city says that after meeting with Chief Thomas Marson and his attorney, the city council decided to suspend Marson for two weeks without pay.

Marson was arrested at his home Feb. 16 after the car he was driving went into a ditch outside of Amery. The complaint says a preliminary breath test showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.15 percent. Wisconsin’s legal limit is 0.08 percent.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Marson’s license was suspended for six months and he was ordered to pay a fee of about $740 after he pleaded guilty last week to operating a vehicle while intoxicated as a first offense.

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