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Wausau police: Drunken driver hits 3 parked cars


WAUSAU (WAOW) - Police say a Wausau man had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit to drive when he rammed his pickup truck into three parked cars near downtown Wausau and ended up stuck atop one of them, his truck so severely damaged it had to be towed away.

Wausau Police Lt. Nathan Pekarske said the 36-year-old man was cited for third offense drunken driving following the incident about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pekarske said the man, driving a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup, hit two cars parked along Third Street and then, several blocks later, he lost control on a turn, swerved and ended up with the rear of his truck atop the hood of a 2003 Buick Century. The truck became stuck and the man was apprehended, Pekarske said.

The three parked cars, including a 2007 Chrysler Sebring and 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, were severely damaged, the investigator said.

Pekarske said preliminary results of a breath test showed the man's blood-alcohol level at 0.29 percent. The limit to legally drive is 0.08 percent.

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