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Ethics committee to consider Rep. Jeff Wood's DUIs

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A special ethics committee is expected to meet Wednesday to consider punishment against a Wisconsin lawmaker charged three times with driving under the influence.

The committee is expected to hear testimony on whether to expel, censure or reprimand Rep. Jeffrey Wood, but isn't expected to vote on any of the proposals.

On Tuesday, Wood said the committee should be disbanded and not take any action against him. He says more than 20 other lawmakers have been charged with crimes in the last 60 years, but none of them have been reprimanded or expelled for misconduct.

Rep. Steve Nass told colleagues on Tuesday that Wood should be expelled because of "repeated instances of disorderly behavior as a result of his use of drugs and alcohol."

For past coverage on Rep. Jeff Wood's recent DUIs, click on the related stories to the left.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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