Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Eau Claire man gets prison for 7th OWI

An Eau Claire man will spend three years in prison for his seventh drunken driving conviction since 2004.

Jeremy R. Lawler, 35, 901 S. 50th Ave., pleaded no contest recently in Eau Claire County Court to a felony count of seventh-offense drunken driving.

Reserve Judge Roderick Cameron ordered Lawler to spend five years on extended supervision following his release from prison.

Lawler was fined $1,855 and had his driver’s license revoked for three years.

As conditions of supervision, Lawler cannot drink alcohol or enter taverns.

According to court records:

Lawler was arrested for drunken driving Feb. 19 following a traffic stop on Fairfax Street in the town of Washington. His blood alcohol level was 0.304.

Lawler was previously convicted of drunken driving in January 2004, July 2006 and April 2009 in Eau Claire County, twice in February 2008 in Minnesota, and in August 2017 in Dunn County.

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