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Joseph Thomas sentenced to five years in prison for hit and run

ANTIGO (WAOW)-- The Kronenwetter man who crashed into a bicyclist in Antigo and left him seriously hurt on the side of the road was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

Joseph Thomas was charged in July with reckless driving causing great bodily harm, first-degree reckless endangerment and hit-and-run causing great bodily harm.

Thomas' attorney argued that he changed since the incident, felt serious remorse and would benefit from probation and substance abuse counseling.  But a Langlade County judge says that Thomas is "a menace with a motor vehicle."

The victim, Tim Wissbroecker, and his wife Candice say since the incident they have not held a grudge toward Thomas.

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