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Mosinee man accused of 7th OWI pleads not guilty

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Mosinee man stopped for driving at night with only fog lights on pleaded not guilty Wednesday to his seventh offense of drunken driving since 1991, according to online Marathon County court records.

Brad Weber, 53, is charged with felony operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor possession of marijuana following his arrest March 31 about 10:30 p.m. An investigator observed a beer bottle in a cupholder in the vehicle.

No trial date was immediately set.

Weber told officers he had just been at Walmart in Rib Mountain and the beer bottle was from a buddy he dropped off earlier, the complaint said. He told investigators he had consumed three beers since 7 p.m.

Weber failed field sobriety tests but a preliminary breath test indicated a blood-alcohol level of 0.053 percent, just slightly below the 0.06 restriction on him because of previous drunken-driving convictions, the complaint said.

He was arrested after officers determined he was under the "influence of alcohol and cannabis" and could not drive safely, the complaint said.

Weber has been convicted of drunken driving four times in Marathon County between 1991 and 2005, once in Lincoln County in 2003 and most recently in Oneida County in 2009, the complaint said.

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