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Man charged in Marathon County ice fishing fatal

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MARATHON COUNTY (AP) -

A man accused of driving drunk and breaking through the ice on a Marathon County reservoir is facing a homicide charge in the death of a passenger in his vehicle.

Thirty-year-old William Bowden is expected to appear in Marathon County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges, including homicide by drunken driving. Bowden and Timothy Spindler were ice fishing Jan. 7 on the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir when the vehicle Bowden was driving broke through the ice. Bowden escaped, but the 34-year-old Spindler drowned.

His body was recovered the following day.
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